HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) –A Henrico teenager who had been missing since Monday has been found safe, according to a tweet and subsequent release from Henrico Police on Wednesday afternoon.
“Fatoumata Coulibaly has been located and she is safe. She was in New Jersey. Our investigation revealed she voluntarily left her residence,” the tweet from Henrico Police sent July 9 at 2:19 p.m. read.
According to a release from Henrico Police, Henrico Police Detectives were contacted by Newark, New Jersey Police on Wednesday afternoon, advising them that Coulibaly had come to their police station. She wanted to verify that she was safe, knowing that she had been reported missing in Henrico County.
“Our investigation revealed she voluntarily left her residence,” the release read.
Police released pictures of Fatoumata Coulibaly Monday night, hoping to receive tips about her disappearance. The 19-year-old also goes by the name Diamond.
Coulibaly disappeared from her home at the London Towne Complex in Henrico. The home is located in the 8300 block of Loveridge Court.
“Cops looking through the front and the back,” says Brandy Holderman, a neighbor who witnessed police searching the home. “We [saw] them barge into that apartment next to them,” she says.
“Her residence was insecure and because of that, it leads us to believe that her disappearance is suspicious,” says Lt. Linda Toney with the Henrico County police department.
Diamond’s mom and dad told 8News that they are from Mali. The mother also said they’ve been living in the neighborhood for a year and a half.
The mother also said Diamond was her only child.
8News found out that Diamond is the host of an internet radio show. Her bio online says she’s likes modeling, acting, fashion and has a heart for kids.
Diamond was last seen possibly wearing a brown shirt and brown skirt.
Stay with 8News for updates on this developing story.
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