Daja Blount

The New Orleans Police Department is searching for Daja Blount. The 13-year-old has been missing from New Orleans East since early Monday afternoon.

She was last seen at 12:15 p.m. on the 8800 block of Curran Road, which is located between Lucerne Street and Curran Boulevard. Blount left her home with her mother to go to the store, but her guardian has been unable to contact the teenager and her mother since then.

Authorities describe Blount as an “African-American girl black braided hair.” No estimated height, weight or other descriptive physical features have been released. The police told the Times-Picayune that Blount was last seen wearing a “yellow hoodie and black-and-white polka dot pajama pants with a monkey print.”

This story is still developing.

Anyone with information about Daja Blount’s whereabouts is urged to call 504-821-2222.

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