UPDATE: The Hamlet Police Department announced on social media that the girl had been found and returned home.
HAMLET — Police are asking for the public’s help finding a missing pre-teen.
The Hamlet Police Department on Friday posted photos of 12-year-old Aleigha Cassidy.
Cassidy reportedly went missing on Minturn Avenue and was wearing a black hoodie, black shorts and light-colored Crocs.
She is 5 feet tall and weighs 85 pounds, has fair skin, hazel eyes and brownish-blonde hair, according to the post.
The HPD also posted a short video appearing to show Cassidy leaving a residence in the comments of the post.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Hamlet Police Department at 910-895-2551, Richmond County Crime Stoppers at 910-997-5454 or by using the P3 Tips app.
Updated 5:20 p.m. 8-7-23