Search continues for missing 10-year-old who may be in Richland County

Search continues for missing 10-year-old who may be in Richland County
Amirah Watson (left) was last seen on Jan. 31, according to RCSD. Her mother, Tynesha Brooks, has not returned her to her father. (Source: Richland County Sheriff's Department)

RICHLAND COUNTY, S.C. (WIS) - The Richland County Sheriff’s Department is continuing to search for 10-year-old Amirah Watson.

According to RCSD, Watson was last seen in Dillon County on Jan. 31 when her mother, 41-year-old Tynesha Brooks, picked her up for the weekend.

Brooks, who is a Richland County citizen, was expected to bring Amirah back on Sunday, Feb 2 because she does not have primary custody of the child. However, neither Amirah nor her mother have been seen since Jan. 31.

Brooks did speak to investigators on Thursday but did not reveal her location.

Amirah is listed at five feet tall and weighing about 100 pounds. She has brown eyes, black hair, and braces on her teeth.

Brooks is listed at 5-foot-1 and weighs about 140 pounds. She also has brown eyes and black hair.

A warrant has been issued for Brooks’ arrest in Dillon County on charges of not returning a child within 72 hours per custody orders.

Officials in Sumter County have also asked for assistance in located Amirah as both her and her mother has ties to the Sumter community as well.

If anyone has seen Amirah or Brooks or know their whereabouts, please call 911 or the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office at 803-4436-2700.

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