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(The BCA reported Saturday night that Deszia has been found safe and has been returned to her family.)

St. Paul, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has issued a statewide missing person alert for a St. Paul child.

The St. Paul Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in finding 12-year-old Deszia Bates. She was last seen at her residence in east St. Paul on Wednesday and was officially reported missing on Friday.

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She is described as black, 5 foot 4, about 112 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Police do not have a clothing description at this time nor do they have any information about where she might have been going when she apparently left her home.

Anyone with information about Deszia is asked to contact the St. Paul Police Department at 651-291-1111.

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