UPDATE to Missing Person Alert: Amaya Carter-Tawa

The Boston Police Department is seeking the public’s help in efforts to locate 15-year-old Amaya Carter-Tawa. Ms. Carter-Tawa was last seen at about 4:00 PM on Friday, May 5, 2017 at her home in Roslindale. Ms. Carter-Tawa is described as a black female, about 6’0” tall and approximately 125-130 lbs, thin build, light brown complexion, and long black braided hair. Ms. Carter-Tawa has a nose ring and earrings and was last seen wearing black jeans. Detectives have learned that Ms. Carter-Tawa may have visited the South End and Lower Roxbury neighborhoods and may attempt to travel out-of-state.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Amaya Carter-Tawa is asked to contact District E-5 detectives at (617) 343-4595.

Community members wishing to assist this investigation anonymously can do so by calling the CrimeStoppers Tip Line at 1 (800) 494-TIPS or by texting the word ‘TIP’ to CRIME (27463). The Boston Police Department will stringently guard and protect the identities of all those who wish to assist this investigation in an anonymous manner.