Police locates missing 12-year-old girl in west Columbus


UPDATE: Columbus Police has located Ikran A. Sheakue, found walking around 2:00 a.m. Thursday morning in west Columbus.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio - Columbus police are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 12-year-old girl.

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Police said Ikran A. Sheakue was last seen around 4:15 p.m. Wednesday getting off the school bus on Red Forest Lane in west Columbus.

She was seen walking toward the door of her apartment.

She was wearing a yellow burka along with a dress with tiny green flowers on it, police said.

She had on a gray coat with a hooded sweatshirt and black shoes.

Officers checked the immediate area, are checking video surveillance, and spoke with neighbors, friends, and family.

The bus route went back through the apartment complex and the driver saw Sheakue again and offered to take her home but she ran away.

If anyone has any information, they are asked to call Columbus police at 614-645-4624 or 614-645-4545.