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10-Year Old Philadelphia Girl Vanished On Her Way To School

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Qadr WilliamsonChestnut Hill Local

Qadr Williamson is a 10-year old fifth grader at Henry Houston Elementary School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Qadr was living with a foster family in the 300 block of Glen Echo Road.

October 21, 2021, is the last time her foster mother said she saw Qadr.

Qadr was on her way to school, and she was last seen near Glen Echo Road and Lincoln Drive around 7:45 am.

At a press conference in late October Police Commissioner, Danielle Outlaw advised an Amber Alert was not issued for Qadr.

She said police do not believe Qadr is “in imminent danger.”

“We believe that she left the neighborhood voluntarily and may now be in the care of relatives,” Outlaw said at the press conference.

However, the FBI has now joined the search and investigation for Qadr.

Lincoln Drive is a busy street, according to residents.

The community is convinced that someone had to see something.

“Her last sighting supposedly was her coming to this particular corner waiting for a bus that she never got on,” Carl Jones, a neighbor, told CBS Local News.

“To be going to school at 7:45 in the morning, that means that someone had to see something somewhere,” neighbor Lavinia Davis told CBS Local News. “People are going to work, people are going to school, there’s businesses around here, so we hope that someone does the right thing and even if you don’t know much, please share the information.”

The community has posted flyers, knocked on doors, tied purple ribbons around the neighborhood in honor of Qadr, and asked questions.

“We’re going to knock on some doors, we’re going to some businesses and just to see if somebody has seen her,” neighbor Carl Jones told CBS Local News. “If anybody may have had some video of that particular day and that particular time.”

“All I really want is for her to come home,” Musa Bey, Qadr’s godfather, told CBS Local News.

“Even at 10 years old, she still was believing in fairytales and princess,” Bey said. “She’s a smart kid. She loves science.”

Qadr Williamson is 5'5" and weighs 125 pounds. She was wearing a black shirt, black pants, black sneakers, and a blue hoodie when she vanished.

Please contact the Northwest Detectives Division at 215-686-3353 with any information.

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