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Information sought on runaway teen in Cherokee

Kyria Neal Swayney Kyria Neal Swayney

The Cherokee Indian Police Department is seeking information about the whereabouts of Kyria Neal Swayney, a 16-year-old girl who was last seen Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Swayney is five-foot-seven and weighs about 140 pounds. The CIPD has classifies her case as a runaway case. Call 828.497.4131 with information.  

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