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UPDATE: Springfield Teen Missing, Believed to be in Danger Found Safe

The endangered person advisory that was issued for Mackenzie M. Whisnant has been canceled.  The teen has been located, and is safe.  According to the Springfield Police Department, "Whisnant was located at approximately 11 p.m. Tuesday in Jackson County, Missouri, by the Oak Grove Police Department...Further investigation is underway, and additional details will be forthcoming."

Original Story:  The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered teen and is asking for the public’s help to find her. Thirteen-year-old Mackenzie M. Whisnant was last seen at her parents' home in the 1700 block of W. Lynn in Springfield at approximately 11:40 a.m. Sunday. According to the police department, additional details that have developed during the investigation have led officers to believe she may be in danger and to ask for the public’s help.

Whisnant is 5 feet 2 inches tall, weighs 200 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes. When she was last seen, she was wearing black and white leggings and a fuzzy purple hoodie.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911.