Missing Durham 10 year old found


Police said 10-year-old Tamyra Suitt was found safe Saturday evening with friends in Durham.

She was brought home to her family first, then interviewed by police.

"We're just happy to see her right now and you don't know how much relief it is," Suitt's aunt Sharon Roberts said.

Suitt last seen playing near the water park at East End Park on North Alston Avenue around 7 p.m. Friday.

Police, along with family members, searched all night trying to find the girl.

"I've been up all night searching for her," Suitt's uncle Andre Suitt said. "First thing when the sun came up and my mom came out looking for her again. We searched the park where she was last."

The girl told her family that she hit her head on a sprinkler at the park and then woke up at a house along Canal Street.

Her family said they are still prying for more answers as to what exactly happened.

Police did not originally issue an AMBER Alert because they said Suitt did not meet the criteria. Saturday evening they issued the AMBER Alert.

In order for an AMBER Alert to be issued, the child must be 17 years old or younger, believed to have been abducted, and not taken by a parent unless the child is in danger. The child cannot be believed to be a runaway or voluntarily missing. The abduction must be reported to and investigated by a law enforcement agency.

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