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Concern for Missing 15-Year-Old from Silver Spring (LOCATED)

For Immediate Release: Sunday, March 5, 2023

Update: Kaya Stephens has been located safe and unharmed.


Gaithersburg, MD – Detectives from the Montgomery County Department of Police – Special Victims Investigations Division (SVID) are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing fifteen-year-old.

Kaya Stephens was last seen on March 4, 2023 at approximately 3:45 p.m., in the 600 block of Sligo Avenue.   

Stephens is approximately 5-feet, 5-inches tall and weighs 150 pounds. She is described as having medium length brown hair, brown eyes, pierced ears, and a pierced nose. She was last seen wearing a white crop top, baggy blue jeans, black converse sneakers, and carrying a black backpack.  

Police and family are concerned for her welfare.   

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Kaya Stephens is asked to call the police non-emergency number at (301)279-8000 (24-hour line) or the Special Victims Investigations Division at (240)773-5000. Callers may remain anonymous. 

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Release ID: 23-124
Media Contact: MD 
Categories: missing-person