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Update: Horry police says missing 4-year-old girl was found safe

Police agencies talk about the benefits of social media in missing people cases

Horry County police Lt. Mark Bonner talks about how social media helps police in their investigations of missing persons. When agencies post information on social media, the public is quick to comment and provide leads.
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Horry County police Lt. Mark Bonner talks about how social media helps police in their investigations of missing persons. When agencies post information on social media, the public is quick to comment and provide leads.

Update: Mahniya Coffey has been found safe, according to local police.

Original story: Horry police is asking for the public’s help finding a missing 4-year-old girl.

Mahniya Coffey was last seen at her home on Cox Ferry Road near Conway, according to the department’s social media pages. She left that area with her non-custodial parent Quran Coffey.

Quran Coffey might be driving a 2003 Crown Victoria with a S.C. license plate of 8989MY.

Myrtle Beach license plate readers spotted the vehicle on Highway 17 on Sunday afternoon.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Mahniya or Quran Coffey is asked to contact Horry Police at (843) 248-1520.

Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.
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