UPDATED: Bemidji 18-year-old found safe

UPDATED: The Minnesota BCA thanks the public for their assistance, Tahlia Poitra was found and is safe.

The original story with information from the Bemidji Police Department is below:

An 18-year-old Bemidji woman hasn’t been seen in over a month, and officials across the state are issuing an alert.

Tahlia Poitra was reported missing on Sept. 23.

She is described as a 5’6” American Indian woman with brown hair and brown eyes, with a butterfly tattoo on her wrist and a scar near her left clavicle.

She may possibly be in the Brainerd area, according to the Bemidji Police Department.

Anyone with information should contact the BPD at 218-333-9111.


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