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Tallassee Police issue missing child alert, arrest 1 in connection

Kiara Neal. (Source: Tallassee Police Department) Kiara Neal. (Source: Tallassee Police Department)
Willie Joe Thomas III (Source: Tallassee Police Dept.) Willie Joe Thomas III (Source: Tallassee Police Dept.)

TALLASSEE, AL (WTVM) - The Tallassee, AL Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating Kiara Nicole Neal.  

Kiara Nicole Neal is a 14-year-old black female standing 5'4" tall and weighs approximately 230 pounds. She was last seen leaving Tallassee High School on March 9.

Video shows her voluntarily entering a Ford Expedition with Montgomery tags. Ten days later on Saturday, March 19, Willie Joe Thomas III of Montgomery was identified as the driver of the SUV. 

Police say she met 30-year-old Thomas on social media. 

Thomas has been transported to Elmore County Jail on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and traveling to meet a child for an unlawful sex act.

Investigators are still pursuing leads in attempts to locate the victim. She was last heard from via Facebook on March 17 and her last visible sighting was on S. Panama Street in Montgomery on March 9.

If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Kiara Neal, please contact the Tallassee Police Department at (334)-283-6586 or call 911.

Tallassee is 27 miles west of Auburn, AL. 

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