WLOX tip helps find missing Biloxi teen

Leona Marie King
Leona Marie King

BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - A Biloxi teen reported missing Friday afternoon was found at a Gulfport apartment complex and reunited with her family Friday night.

Biloxi Police said Leona Marie King was found at the Magnolia State Apartments on West Birch Drive around 8pm. That address may sound familiar to you, because on Monday night, a Gulfport man was shot and killed there. Gulfport Police made an arrest in that case Thursday.

Investigators said a family living in the area received a news alert on their cell phone from WLOX News regarding the missing girl. They saw the photo and information, and realized she was there in the apartment complex.

Once the Gulfport Police Department was notified, an officer arrived to take the girl back home. Biloxi Police are still investigating this incident.

If you have any information that could help, call the Biloxi Police Department at (228) 392-0641 or the Criminal Investigations Division at (228) 435-6112.

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