UPDATE: Missing teens located safe in East Bay

Katlin Gallaread (Courtesy SFPD)

UPDATED Friday Feb. 26, 2021: Police announced shortly before 7 p.m. that Katlin Gallaread and Tyler Sexton were located in Pittsburg, California after a city maintenance worker recognized them and notified police. Both teens are in good health and do not appear to be the victims of any crime.

The original story is below.


A missing 14-year-old girl who left her San Francisco home last week may be traveling by bus or train with a runaway boy from Michigan, police said Friday.

Katlin Gallaread left home sometime between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 1:30 p.m. Feb. 19 without telling her family, police said.

On Friday, police said they had new information that Katlin may be accompanied by 16-year-old Tyler Sexton, a runaway from Monroe, Michigan. The pair’s last known location was in Sacramento.

Police released photos of both teens. Katlin is described Black, 5 feet 1 inch tall and weighing 90 pounds. Tyler is White, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 155 pounds.

Anyone who sees the teens is asked to call their local law enforcement agency, and should be able to give the youths’ current location and clothing description.

Tyler Sexton (Courtesy SFPD

Information about the investigation can be provided via the SFPD 24-hour tip line at (415) 575-444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the text message with SFPD.

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