Few details are available at this time. However, Malaja Kimbrell is safe and unharmed. Someone who had encountered the young couple recognized that they were missing and alerted authorities in western Tennessee.
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Authorities in at least three states are involved in the search for a missing Crittenden County girl and her boyfriend.
Milaja A. Kimbrell, 15, was last seen last Thursday night. She was reported missing early Friday morning from her home on U.S. 60 West.
Crittenden County Sheriff’s Deputy Ray Agent is leading the local investigation. He is working with police in Illinois and Tennessee.
Agent said the teen’s boyfriend, 16-year-old Eric Miller is also missing from his Cambria, Ill., home.
Through the investigation, Agent said it has been determined that the boyfriend solicited a ride from an Illinois woman who also picked up the teenage girl from Marion. The driver told authorities that the two were dropped off early Friday morning in Dyersburg, a west Tennessee city on I-69 and near the Mississippi River.
For more updates on this developing story, see this week's printed edition of The Crittenden Press.