UPDATE: Both children missing from NOLA have been found

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15yo Taylor Davis (left) or 12yo Dereon Knotts (right)

UPDATE: A story with a happy ending — 15-year-old Taylor Davis has been returned home.

Though the cases are unrelated, two children went missing on Friday afternoon.

Knotts was returned home on Saturday afternoon, and Davis on Monday.

Both children appear to be in good health.


UPDATE: The NOPD released a statement late Saturday afternoon regarding the safe return of missing 12-year-old Dereon Knotts.

According to the report, Knotts returned home and appears to be in good health.

However, no update has been provided in the ongoing search for missing 15-year-old Taylor Davis.


NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) — The NOPD is requesting the public’s help in finding a pair of missing children.

First, 15-year-old Taylor Davis, who was last seen around 9 p.m. on Friday in the 9100 block of Forshey Street in the Holly Grove neighborhood.

And in an unrelated report, the NOPD is also looking for 12-year-old Dereon Knotts.

Knotts was last seen around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday when he left his home for school.

He has not been seen or heard from since.

Knotts is described as a black male, standing 4-foot-11 and weighing approximately 90 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a navy-blue jacket and pants (school uniform).

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Taylor Davis or Dereon Knotts is asked to contact Second District detectives at 504-658-6020.

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