UPDATE: Vaniah Nichols returned home last night safely and is with her family.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Vaniah Nichols.

Nichols was last seen at Target at 8120 University Boulevard, according to a news release from the department.

Police say her family is concern for her well-being because of “Nichols’ history and mental health.”

Vaniah Nichols. Photo: CMPD

She stands at 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes.

Nichols was last seen wearing a purple and brown striped long sleeve shirt, and dark brown sweatpants.

Anyone with information on Nichols’ whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately. 

This story has been updated to mention that Nichols was found and is back with her family.

Jalon is a general assignment reporter for QCity Metro. He is a graduate of North Carolina Central University and an avid sports fan. (jalon@qcitymetro.com)

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