4:15 p.m. update:

According to the McDowell County Sheriff's Office, detectives located Ciera Waldrop late this afternoon and she has been returned safe and unharmed to her mother.

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Investigators with the McDowell County Sheriff’s office are looking for a 12-year-old girl who they say ran away from 1694 Yancey Road in Marion shortly after midnight on Friday.

Ciera Jacqulin Dawn Waldrop is described as 5 feet, 1 inch tall and weighing approximately 120 pounds.

She has long brown hair, green eyes, a cow-lick on the left side of her head and a dark freckle on her left shoulder.

Waldrop wears glasses and has braces.

Anyone with information on Waldrop’s whereabouts is asked to call the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office at 652-2235 and ask for Detective Billie Brown.