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16-year old, Kennedi High still missing

Autistic teen last seen March 8th
Posted at 11:13 PM, Mar 12, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-13 11:18:47-04
UPDATE: Kennedi High was located Monday, police said.
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A family is hoping their daughter returns home safely.  Kennedi High went missing from Western High School March 8th.  Her mother last spoke to her when she was heading to school and hasn't heard from her since.  
 
Baltimore Police are working with federal, state and local law enforcement nationwide to find high.
She's been added to The National Missing Persons database and The Center for Missing and Exploited Children is now involved.
 
 
"She doesn't have the sense of discernment like you and i don't know that she believes she's in danger but she really is.  Whoever has her I kindly that you please bring her back home," High's mother, Brandy Stawlings, told ABC2.
 
High, who suffers from autism, was last seen at Western High School. Police searched the nearby area but turned up nothing.
 
"This was of concern because she hasn't gone missing for any type of extended period of time and certainly not overnight without having any contact with her mother," Baltimore Police Department Spokesperson, T.J. Smith, said Sunday.
 
Police say there's no indication that this was an abduction or that foul play is involved and although police don't suspect that High is being trafficked,  detectives are exploring the sex trafficking angle.  
 
"When we're dealing with missing teenagers in this age bracket, that is something that we have to look into," Smith said.
 
Her mother says although she's autistic, her daughter is high functioning and is worried because this kind of behavior is out of character, investigators say any information could help find her.
 
 "Even the smallest tip that you may think is insignificant is important to the investigation, Captain Steve Hohman said.
 
But what's most important to those that love her is getting Kennedi back.
 
"I i just want to let Kennedi know that we love you as your family and we just want you home safely," Stawlings said.
 
Anyone with information on High's whereabouts is asked to call police immediately.  You can also call Metro-Crimestoppers at 1-866-7-LOCKUP.