Dakota Moon Turner: 12-year-old missing from Orrstown Found

Dakota Moon Turner was found on 4/14 in Buffalo, New York. Dakota was picked up by a 21-year old man she met “gaming” online and he took her to the Buffalo Police Department. The two had been communicating through social media for the past few months. Pennsylvania State Police and the Buffalo Police Department are still investigating the encounter.

State Troopers are looking for missing 12-year old Dakota Moon Turner. She was last seen Friday evening at her home on Sandy Mountain Road in Orrstown, Penn. at around 5 p.m.
Dakota’s mother, Joann Elizabeth Rivera, left their home to pick up her kids at daycare and Dakota said she wanted to stay home while her mother was gone. When Rivera returned 20 minutes later, Dakota was not home and had not told her mother where she was going or left a note. Rivera told police her daughter always tells her where she is going when she leaves.

Troopers searched the home, a friend’s home and a campsite she routinely visits but
found nothing. She was last seen wearing a multi-colored zip-up sweatshirt, a pink t-shirt, blue jeans and purple sneaker. Dakota is about 4’9″, 90 pounds, with brown eyes and black curly hair. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Pennsylvania State Police in Chambersburg at 717-264-5161.

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