UPDATE (September 4, 2017 1:07 p.m.):

Nataiya Garrison has been located and safely returned home. Thank you to all who shared her information in the efforts to locate her. We believe that those simple gestures make a huge difference in spreading information and getting tips that help us find missing persons!

Original Release (September 4, 2017 4:15 a.m.):

Police continue to look for a missing teenage girl from Catonsville who had threatened to harm herself to her parents.

Nataiya Garrison (14) left her home on North Symington Avenue, 21228, around 1 p.m. yesterday to attend bible study in Bel Air, but then left to hang out with her friend, Teasia Porcher (also reported missing via Baltimore City Police), in the 2700 block of East Fairmount Avenue, 21224. Nataiya texted her parents around midnight to let them know she was alright but would not disclose where or with whom she was, and her cell phone was then turned off.

Police are asking anyone with information on Nataiya Garrison's or Teasia Porcher's whereabouts to contact Baltimore County Police at 410-307-2020 as they are believed to be together. This case is being investigated by the Baltimore County Police Crimes Against Children Unit. ​

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Teasia Porcher can also call Baltimore City Police by dialing 3-1-1, texting tips to 443-902-4822 or emailing tips to HomicideTips@baltimorepolice.org.