UPDATE: Chapel Hill Police have announced that Arafah has been found and returned safely home.

Chapel Hill Police are searching for a missing 16-year-old.

Arafah Mohamed Ali is described as a 5’ 5” female with a small build and long brown hair.

She was last seen on Tuesday in the area of Weaver Dairy Road, according to police.

Authorities say she may be in the Chapel Hill or Durham area.

Anyone with information as to her whereabouts is asked to contact Chapel Hill Police at (919) 968-2870 or Orange County Communications by calling 911 or (919) 732-5063.