Harrisburg police search for missing girl


Harrisburg Police are asking for help to locate a missing child. Police responded to Melrose School for a report of a student that ran out of the school.

Staff related that 8-year-old Deaveon Jones ran out the school just after 9:20 a.m. heading toward Derry Street.

School staff say they attempted to search the area for Jones, but were not able to find her. Family and friends near the school were contacted and confirmed she was not at any of those locations as well.

Jones was wearing a gray hooded jacket with a gray polo shirt underneath, black pants, and possibly white and black sneakers. Her hair is braided.

Anyone with information regarding Jones is asked to contact Harrisburg Police at 717-558-6900.

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