Missing 15-year-old girl has been found in north Phoenix

- UPDATE: Jada Maria Joiner has been found and reunited with her family. She was located at a bus stop near 7th Avenue and Union Hills.


Phoenix Police are asking for the public's help with locating a missing teenager.

Jada Maria Joiner, 15, has been missing since Thursday from her residence in the area of 19th Avenue and Beardsley Road.

She is believed to be in the company of Stephon Lamar Howard, 29, who is driving a 2013 gray Dodge Avenger. The Arizona license plate is BKA9655.

Joiner is described as a black female, about 5 foot 3 inches tall, weighing 115 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She has a nose piercing and a tattoo of a compass on her right thigh.

Howard is described as a black male, at 5 foot 10 inches tall, weighing 145 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He has numerous tattoos including a flame tattoo and a dynamite bomb tattoo on his neck.

Her family is concerned for her welfare and asks that if you know of Joiner's whereabouts that you contact Phoenix Police. 

You may contact Phoenix Police Department Missing Persons Unit at (602) 534-2121 or email caleb.morris@phoenix.gov. The after hours number is (602) 262-6141.

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