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Missing Child: Shy'ann Michelle Renee Wells

Is a 14-year-old girl named Shy'ann Michelle Renee Wells missing from her California home?

Published Jul 22, 2012

Claim:   A 14-year-old girl named Shy'ann Michelle Renee Wells is missing from her California home.


Example:   [Collected on the Internet, July 2012]

Someone is circulating on Facebook a poster of a missing girl, "Shy'ann Michelle Renee Wells." It says "Bakersfiend" and
has a Los Angeles area code of 661-327-7111. Of course there's no mention of where she was last seen, under what circumstances, or WHEN she was last


Origins:   According to the Bakersfield Police Department, Shy'ann Michelle Renee Wells is missing, but because she is classified as a runaway her name is not currently listed on the web sites of organizations that track missing children.

Last updated:   22 July 2012

David Mikkelson founded the site now known as snopes.com back in 1994.

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