Update at 12:07pm: via Howard County Police on Twitter:
Missing teen update: Kaitlyn Lee Firth has been located and is safe and unharmed.
Howard County police are asking for the public’s help to locate a 14-year-old girl from Jessup.
Kaitlyn Lee Firth walked away from her residence in the 7900 block of Burkard Lane at approximately 7:17 p.m. last night. She was not wearing shoes and did not take her cell phone or any other personal belongings.
Officers searched extensively overnight using K-9s and a drone but have been unable to locate her.
Firth is described as an Asian female, five feet tall, 92 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink tank top, gray shorts and no shoes.
Anyone with information should call 911.