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Update: Kansas City police said on Aug. 22 that Sharron Henderson-Porter has been located, and she is safe.

Kansas City police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 21-year-old woman who was last seen near the Truman Medical Center.

According to police, Sharron A. Henderson-Porter was seen by a hospital security officer at a bus stop in the area of East 23rd and Holmes streets at 8 a.m. Aug. 19.

The day before that, around 4:15 a.m. Aug. 18, police said Henderson-Porter left a home in the 7500 block of Virginia Avenue wearing a brown hoodie.

Police said Porter-Henderson is described as having the mental capacity of a 12-year-old, and her family is concerned for her well-being.

Porter-Henderson, who also goes by the name Shelly Michelle, is described as a black female, standing 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing around 122 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information of her whereabouts is asked to call the Kansas City Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at 816-234-5136.

Kaitlyn Schwers covers breaking news and crime at night for The Kansas City Star. Originally from Willard, Mo., she spent nearly three years reporting in Arkansas and Illinois before returning to Missouri and joining The Star in 2017.
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