Police Have Found Missing Teen With Special Needs in Las Vegas

Selina Brandon (courtesy of Shane Brandon)

Updated Monday, Oct. 23, 2017, 11:55 a.m. EDT: Selina Brandon has been found and is back home safely with her parents. Thanks and praises.

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Earlier:

Fourteen-year-old Selina Brandon has been missing since Friday morning in Las Vegas. Selina has special needs and requires medication that she has been without for two days. Her family is desperate to find her.

Selina is 5 feet 9 with long box braids and was wearing a floral shirt and blue jeans. She boarded her school bus at 7 a.m. and made it to the campus of Shadow Ridge High School in the northwest part of the city, but never made it to class. She was last seen around 9 a.m. Friday leaving the campus of Shadow Ridge.

Selina is believed to be in the company of another teen by the name of Maggie, who is a known, chronic runaway.

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Although Selina is 14, she functions on about an 11-year-old level. She likely does not understand the seriousness or gravity of what is happening right now.

Selina Brandon (courtesy of Shane Brandon)
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This is the hardest and most personal post I have ever had to write. Selina is the only daughter of my first cousin, Shane Brandon. Listening to him choke up as he told me what was going on yesterday morning gutted me. I have never seen him so broken.

My family is asking for everyone’s help. If you see Selina or Maggie, please let me know right away. You can email me at my work email: monique.judge@thefmg.com.

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We are not asking anyone to approach either of the two girls. That could simply put them in even more danger, or prompt them to run again, further delaying Selina’s safe return home.

Please just contact me or even the Las Vegas Metro Police Department and let them know that you have information on the whereabouts of Selina Brandon. The number to the LVMPD Missing Persons Detail is 702-828-2907.

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Selina was last seen with this girl, Maggie. This first post is from a previous time that Maggie ran away, but shows a good detail of her face.

Maggie (Facebook/Harvey Heburn III)
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This is a screenshot of Maggie’s Instagram page.

Maggie’s Instagram page (courtesy of Shane Brandon)
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On Friday night, someone from Selina and Maggie’s school posted the following information on Snapchat. We are also seeking information about who these students could be.

Courtesy of Shane Brandon
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This is a screenshot of Maggie’s boyfriend’s Instagram. If you can put us or the police in touch with him, that would be helpful as well.

Courtesy of Shane Brandon
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Any and all information may help us find Selina and bring her home safely. That is our goal.

Las Vegas is a dangerous city for someone as young and naive as Selina. We want to make sure no harm comes to her.

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Again, please, if you see her, do not approach her.

Notify the Las Vegas Metro Police Department’s Missing Persons Detail at 702-828-2907.

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Monique Judge

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