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Family posts emotional message after teen disappears again: 'Share this until someone hears me'

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Posted at 11:16 AM, Jun 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-06-28 11:29:39-04

POWHATAN COUNTY, Va. -- For the second time this month, the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office has asked for help locating a teenager who ran away from home.

Joni Bradley, 16, was last seen on Saturday, June 26. Bradley was previously reported missing on June 15.

In a public Facebook post about the situation, a woman who identified herself as family explained the situation.

"We got home at 3 a.m. on Friday with her [following her first runaway]. In the three hours that me and her father fell asleep due to complete exhaustion and trying to take turns, she was gone again when we woke up. Window open. We have searched for this child for 11 long days and nights," the post read. "We are so tired. I NEED someone to hear me, to SEE me, and to LISTEN to me NOW!"

Both the family post and the sheriff's office indicated Joni was in need of medication.

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"I need my community to help me because I am lost at this point," the family's post continued. "I’m begging you, share this until someone hears me and until she is found and gets the help she very much needs and deserves."

Joni was described by the sheriff's office as 5'1" and 105 pounds.

She had black hair when she was last seen.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Powhatan County Sheriff’s Office at 804-598-5656.

This is a developing story, so anyone with more information can email newstips@wtvr.com to send a tip.

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