This story has been updated.
A teenager reported missing in East Lake has been located.
Nya Slaughter has been missing since July 1 when she went for a walk in the East Lake community.
A spokesperson for the Atlanta Police Department said, “Slaughter was located by one of our investigators at the Popeyes restaurant located in Five Points, an area of downtown Atlanta. She was alone and in good health at the time of recovery. It has been reported that she left her home at her own will. At this time, there is no additional information to provide. We would like to thank you for all of your assistance.”
Her mom, Luana Slaughter, reported on July 6 that she has been found and is safe. Luana Slaughter is one of the founders of the East Lake Security Patrol. The patrol is a community group that works with Atlanta Police to monitor and combat crime in the neighborhood. In a Facebook post, her mom thanked everyone involved in locating her daughter, with special thanks to the Atlanta Police Department.