Missing Durham teen found safe

Jayln Hart (Durham Police Department)

June 3, 2013 11:43:27 AM PDT
A Silver Alert issued for a missing Durham teenager was canceled Sunday evening, two days after he was last seen.

Durham police said 16-year-old Jayln Hart was found safe and sound on a bus late Sunday afternoon after not returning home from Jordan High School Friday.

Early Sunday, Hart's family said the timing of his disappearance really concerned them because he received a threat on Facebook implying he would go missing Friday, and he did.

They said the teen had got into an argument with a friend who gave him an iPod last weekend. The friend wanted the iPod back and wrote a threatening Facebook message to Hart's sister.

"Apparently he and my son had a falling out, he was mad so he wanted the iPod back and sent a message to my daughter telling her he wanted it back and that he was going to 'put some heat to him," mother Regina Hart said.

In the same Facebook message, he also wrote, "He will get shot if I don't get it back. Don't say (expletive) if he comes up missing."

"Initially I didn't think anything of it, I thought it was just a bunch of talk, until my son came up missing Friday," Hart said.

Regina Hart said Durham police questioned the other boy, but outside of that, police had not given them much information.

Meanwhile, Regina Hart told ABC11 that her son said the reason he stayed away for days was because he was afraid to come home after he broke curfew Friday.

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