Missing Spanaway teen found in Seattle

Missing Spanaway teen found in Seattle
Pictures of Asia Bellamy from the Pierce County Sheriff's Department. (PCSD)

SPANAWAY, Wash. — Update: Officials with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said 17-year-old Asia Bellamy was found Friday evening in Seattle.

Deputies thanked Seattle police for locating Bellamy. She is being reunited with her family.

Original story: Detectives with the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing teenaged girl who they say may be in endangered and in the Seattle area.

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The sheriff’s department said 17-year-old Asia Bellamy “has the mental capacity of a 12-year-old child, and is described by her family as vulnerable and easily influenced by others.”

Deputies said Bellamy was last seen around 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at her family’s home in Spanaway. The home is about a mile northeast of Spanaway Lake High School.

Authorities said Friday that Bellamy may be in the Seattle area.

Deputies said family members noticed Bellamy was missing from her bedroom around 4 p.m. and searched for her for hours.

She is described as being 5 feet, 7 inches tall and weighing 145 pounds with black hair worn in braids and brown eyes.

Deputies said was last seen wearing a gray long-sleeved shirt, a multicolored tank top, blue pants and flip-flops.

Bellamy has no history of wandering or running away from home, deputies said.

Anyone with information about her location is asked to call 911.