Missing Benton County teen found safe, TBI confirms

BENTON COUNTY, Tenn. — The search for a missing child ends with good news.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation confirms 14-year-old Aaliyah Whitehead has been found safe.

Aaliyah had been missing from the Benton County area since March 13, after the Sheriff’s Office received a report that she ran away from home.

We spoke with Aaliyah’s mother last week as multiple law enforcement agencies joined the search efforts.

In a social media post from the TBI, the agency thanked everyone who assisted and shared posts about Aaliyah.

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