After going missing more than a month ago, a 16-year-old Essex girl has been found and reunited with her family, according to Baltimore County police.
Brooklynn Mackenzie Hays was found at the Newark Penn Station train terminal in Newark, N.J., according to police.
The Newark Police Department found Hays at the train station after receiving information from the Baltimore County Police Department.
UPDATE (11/7 – 7:00 a.m.) FOUND- Brooklynn Mackenzie Hays was located and safely reunited with her family. The Newark (NJ) Police Department gained information from BCoPD and found Brooklynn at the Newark Penn Station train terminal. ^SV https://t.co/wkthwAQzVI
— Baltimore County Police Department (@BaltCoPolice) November 7, 2018
The family released a statement via NCMEC:
“We'd like to thank the community, law enforcement & media for their overwhelming support as we searched for Brooklynn over the last 5 weeks. We never imagined she'd be gone that long. She is now safe with her family. We ask for privacy as we move forward and heal as a family”
— NCMEC (@MissingKids) November 7, 2018
Missing Since: Sep 30, 2018
Missing From: Essex, MD
DOB: Apr 5, 2002
Age Now: 16
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Weight: 111 lbs
This is our official poster for Brooklynn, featured on #LivePD – her family discovered she was talking to adult men online before she disappeared. Pls help us spread the word 1-800-THE-LOST @LivePDNation @LivePdFantasyLG @LivePDReddit https://t.co/cKIOopGczm
— Angeline Hartmann (@AngelineDC) October 13, 2018
Brooklynn Hays, age 16, was last seen leaving her home in the 1500 block of Galena Road in Essex, Maryland. This event occurred on September 30, 2018 at around 8:30 P.M. According to press releases, her family state that it is unlike Brooklynn to leave of her own accord. They believe that she is endangered.
Brooklynn Mackenzie Hays is a Caucasian female. She is 5’2” tall and 111 pounds. Brooklynn has brown eyes and light brown hair.
Brooklynn was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, dark colored capri sweatpants and flip flops. She left home without her phone and asthma medication.
Baltimore County Police Department (Maryland) 1-410-887-2133
— Live PD on A&E (@OfficialLivePD) October 13, 2018
MISSING: Brooklyn Mackenzie Hays, 16, last seen on 9/30/18 leaving her home in the 1500-blk Galena Rd, 21221. Brooklyn is 5’3,”111 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes. She is wearing a white t-shirt, dark-colored capri sweatpants, and flip-flops. Please call 911 with any info.^SV pic.twitter.com/IE21gQ0426
— Baltimore County Police Department (@BaltCoPolice) October 3, 2018