FOUND: Tooele 14-year-old teen found in Orem

Utah Missing

UPDATE 10/25/2020 – An update was provided late Saturday that the 14-year-old girl who went missing last Tuesday was found in Orem.


TOOELE, Utah (ABC4 News) – Police, along with several family members and friends are continuing the search for a missing 14-year-old female from Tooele.

Mia Richards was last seen on Tuesday around 2:30 p.m. Mia reportedly told family members she was going to meet up with friends but never arrived.

In a post on the Tooele City Police Facebook, they stated they are pleading with the public to help them find Mia.

“It’s crucial that we find her as soon as possible and return her to her family,” stated the post.”Please be diligent in looking for her while out in public. Any information or tips would be greatly appreciated.”

Image may contain: 2 people, text that says 'MISSING! Mia Elektra Richards Age: 14 Height: 5'2" Weight: 135 lbs Eyes: Brownish Hazel Hair: Brown with faded pink streaks/bangs Last seen Tuesday; 10/20/2020 at 2:30PM She is without her prescribed medications! Please call Tooele Police if you have even seen her or know of her whereabouts!'

Her friends and family have not made contact with her since her disappearance. A search was planned Saturday morning starting at 1519 Durocher Lane in Tooele.

Her family and friends are especially concerned because Mia has several medical conditions that require managing, according to police. Mia also left without any extra clothes or belongings.

Police added that Mia recorded several suicidal thoughts in her journal days before her disappearance.

Mia is described as a Caucasian female who is 5 feet 2 inches tall and weighs about 135 lbs. She has hazel eyes and hair that is worn in a messy bun. Her hair is colored a faded pink, blue, and black.

When Mia left, she was wearing a short sleeve camouflage shirt, black pants, and tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact Tooele police at 435-882-8900 or call Tooele County Dispatch at 435-882-5600 using option 1 and reference case 11623.

If you or someone you know needs help, there’s the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. For more information, visit utahsuicideprevention.org.
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