Update: January 15

Jenna Alexa Hospedales, the 14-year-old Crown Heights girl missing since January 9 was found safe and in “good condition” Tuesday afternoon, according to police.

The New York Police Department confirmed Tuesday the Brooklyn Tech freshman was safe and back home with her parents.

NYPD provided little further details about where the teen was in the days she was missing but said she had a fight or disagreement with her mother prior to her disappearance.

Police are looking for a 14-year-old Crown Heights resident who has been missing since last Thursday, January 9.

The missing teen is Jenna Alexa Hospedales, a freshman at  Brooklyn Technical High School. She was last seen a little after 3:00, walking into the Fulton Street G train subway station after leaving school.

Her family says she is not very active on social media and that she does not date.

“She’s not a child that has a wild side. She has never left home, so we are extremely concerned,” Janelle Hospedales, Jenna’s mother, told CBS2’s Dave Carlin.

Jenna is 5-foot-8 and weighs 118 pounds. She was last seen wearing blue jeans and a black jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74682), logging onto the Crime stoppers website at www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or by texting tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enterings TIP577.


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  1. I am wondering if the police checked the camera’s in the area’s of all the G train stations. It is bothersome that she disappeared and no one can pull up footage of her entering the train station or coming out of any of the stations on the line she takes. I will remain positive that she is found safe and unharmed. I am praying for her and the family.

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