16-year-old Clayton County girl missing for weeks, police say

Clayton County police have started a search for Shanylah Peterson, who has been missing since Nov. 6.
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Clayton County police have started a search for Shanylah Peterson, who has been missing since Nov. 6.

Credit: Clayton County Police Department

Credit: Clayton County Police Department

The Clayton County Police Department has started a search for Shanylah Peterson, a 16-year-old girl who has been missing for weeks.

Police said they only learned of Peterson’s disappearance Thursday, when a missing person call was made from the 8000 block of Tara Boulevard in Jonesboro.

Officers learned Peterson has been missing since Nov. 6. She is 5-foot-5, 170 pounds, and has brown eyes and black hair. She was last seen wearing a colored T-shirt with multi-colored shorts.

Police are asking anyone with information regarding Peterson’s whereabouts to call 770-477-3747.

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