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15-year-old missing Biloxi girl found safe, but police are still looking for missing boy

Naudia Smith and Damari Daniels
Naudia Smith and Damari Daniels

Note: Biloxi police originally sent a photo of Naudia Smith that was not accurate. This story has been updated with the correct photo.

A 15-year-old girl reported missing by Biloxi police has been found safe, but authorities are still searching for another missing teen in an unrelated case.

Both teens, Naudia Smith and Damarian Daniels, were reported missing Sunday night. Both were 15.

Naudia had been missing for 9 days, police said.

Police said Naudia was found in a mobile home park off Pass Road on Tuesday morning. She has been returned to her father’s custody.

Naudia, who had been living with her mother in Gulfport but recently moved in with her father in Biloxi, had run away from home before, said Biloxi police Maj. Chris De Back.

Damari has been missing since Sunday night.

Damari was last seen about 11:50 p.m. Sunday around Stennis Drive south of Pass Road in Biloxi, Police Maj. Christopher De Back on Monday. The area is south of the Donal Snyder Community center and runs along Beauvoir Manor and Westwick apartment complexes.

Damari had been living in Biloxi but had recently moved to Gulfport, and didn’t want to move, De Back said.

Police described him as 5-foot-1 and 120 pounds with black hair. He was wearing black shorts, a black Polo shirt and black and white flip flop-stye shoes.

Anyone who knows of Damari’s whereabouts is asked to call the Biloxi Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 228-435-6112 or Dispatch at 228-392-0641, or email the Biloxi Criminal Intelligence Unit at ciu@biloxi.ms.us.

Or call Officer Wheeler at 228-702-3054 for information about Damari.

RobinFitzgerald, 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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