UPDATE: 07/08/2020, 1:23 p.m. — Hampton has been found safe

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NEW FRANKLIN, Mo. – A news release out of Howard County was issued by authorities searching for a twelve-year-old girl from New Franklin.

Ashya Jane Hampton is described as 5’7″, dark brown curly hair, hazel eyes, light complexion. She was last seen 8 p.m. Tuesday wearing gray shorts with sandals. Information states Hampton may be endangerd, and in the company of a 30-year-old male suspect.

Anyone with information should call 911 or contact Howard County Sheriff. (660-248-2340)