Police find 16-year-old girl missing for two months


08/02/17 5:24 p.m. — Columbus police say 16-year-old Kyara Belardo has been located and returned home.

08/01/17 1:30 p.m. — The Columbus Police Department confirms via email a missing 16-year-old girl is known to be a habitual runaway.

CPD issued a missing alert for Kyara Belardo early Tuesday morning. Kyara has been missing for exactly two months since June 1.

When a News 3 reporter asked police why the alert came so late after Kyara’s disappearance, an officer said the department had only recently been alerted to Kyara going missing.


COLUMBUS, Ga. — The Columbus Police Department asks for the public’s help Tuesday to find 16-year-old Kyara Belardo.

Kyara was last seen in the area of Yellow Pine Drive back on June 1. She was last seen wearing grey jogging pants and a red hoodie.

She is 5’4″ tall and weights between 124 and 135 pounds. Kyara has brown hair and brown eyes.

If you have any information on Kyara Belardo’s whereabouts please call 911. You can also contact the CPD Special Victims Unit at 706-653-3400 or 706-653-3449.

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