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Missing 15-Year-Old and 5-Year-Old Recovered in Akron

For immediate release

Anne Murphy, Public Affairs Officer

Northern District of Ohio
Cleveland, OH
(216) 276-7505

Akron, OH – This afternoon, members of the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force (NOVFTF) and the Missing Child Unit (MCU) in Akron recovered two missing children.  

Ania Jones, 15, and her 5-year-old sister, Taliah Grant went missing sometime late Monday or early Tuesday from a home in the 1000 block of Roslyn Ave. in Akron.  Akron Police Detectives and members of the U.S. Marshals Service worked together to quickly recover the children.

Late this morning, members of the task force and missing child unit were able to safely recover both girls. The girls were found together in a home in the 2200 block of 8th St. SW in Akron, approximately 3 and a half miles from where they went missing.  

U.S. Marshal Pete Elliott stated, “The safe recovery of missing children is at the forefront of the missions of the United States Marshals Service.  We are grateful for the safe recovery of these two young girls. The U.S. Marshals Service and its partners will not give up on missing child cases throughout our communities.”

Anyone with information concerning a wanted fugitive can contact the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force at 1-866-4WANTED (1-866-492-6833), or you can submit a web tip. Reward money is available, and tipsters may remain anonymous.  Follow the U.S. Marshals on Twitter @USMSCleveland.  

The Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force - Akron Division consists of the following federal, state and local agencies:  The United States Marshals Service, Akron Police Department, Barberton Police Department, Bath Township Police Department, Copley Township Police Department, Cuyahoga Falls Police Department, Fairlawn Police Department, Hudson Police Department, Kent Police Department, New Franklin Police Department, Norton Police Department, Ohio Adult Parole Authority, Portage County Sheriff’s Office, Reminderville Police Department, Summit County Sheriff’s Office, Tallmadge Police Department, United States Secret Service, University of Akron Police Department, Wayne County Court of Common Pleas.

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