Missing 11-year-old girl found safe

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A young girl who had been missing out of Nashville for almost a week has been found safe.

Authorities said 11-year-old Genesis Howard was last seen by her family on Tuesday, Jan. 23.

While Howard has run away from home before, her family said she would normally come home after a couple of days and has always maintained some type of contact with her mother.

Genesis Howard (Courtesy: MNPD)
Genesis Howard (Courtesy: MNPD)

According to detectives with the Metro Nashville Police Department, it was unusual for Howard to have “been gone this long.”

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Howard is 5-feet, 5-inches tall and weighs around 145 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, black sweatpants and black shoes.

Shortly before 9 p.m. Monday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Howard had been found safe.

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