In 2010, Lorene Turner's fourteen-year-old granddaughter, Jakadrien, ran away from home.
Recently, Dallas Police investigators helped her locate the missing teen.
Another case solved.
Except this one is different.
Dallas Police detectives found Jakadrien in South America. Colombia to be exact.
She had been deported by US Immigration and Custom Enforcement officials to Colombia after being detained by authories in Houston.
Evidently, the young teen gave officers a fictious name--one that they matched to a 22-year-woman who was a Colombian native with active warrants.
Somehow, fingerprints or other identifiers were not compared.
And in 2010, Jakadrien, who does not speak Spanish, was flown to Colombia.
Based on the new information by Dallas police, federal officials investigated and learned that Colombia had issued the teen a "work card" and released her there.
The Colombian government has yet to return the teen, and is evidently still examining the case.
In the meantime, Ms. Turner waits and wonders how the system failed so miserably in this instance.
For her part in this fiasco, I doubt that Jakadrien will be telling more untruths anytime soon.
And for her, I hope she at least gets book and movie offers out of this ordeal.
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