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Teenager missing for the third time

Photo by Casey Dixon

Photo by Casey Dixon

ALBANY, Ga. -- An Albany teenager with a history of running away is missing again.

The Albany Police Department's Family Protection Unit would like to solicit the public's assistance in locating Kayana Dixon, 15.

"At this time, no foul play is suspected," APD spokeswoman Phyllis Banks said in an e-mail to local media outlets.

Dixon is about 5 feet tall and weighs about 180 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes and lives on the 700 block of Mercer Avenue.

Dixon has not been seen since Feb. 11. She has been reported missing more than once over the last few months.

The first such incident reported in The Albany Herald occurred during October 2010 when she failed to return to her grandparents' residence after going to Saturday school. She was picked up by her mother a few days later at the APD's law enforcement center after the family she was staying with drove her to the station.

Dixon was reported missing again on Jan. 4 after disappearing for more than five days. She was eventually found in the gift shop at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital.

Anyone with information on Dixon is encouraged to call the APD at (229) 431-3288 and ask for a Family Protection Unit detective.