'THANK YOU NEW YORK': Brooklyn girl, 14, missing for over a week, found in Harlem

Aunisty Elliot, 14, has been missing since last Wednesday
Aunisty Elliot, 14, was found Thursday, police said. Photo credit NYPD

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- A missing 14-year-old Brooklyn girl who vanished more than a week ago has been found, police said Thursday.


A law enforcement source told PIX 11 that Aunsity Elliot was found Thursday in Harlem.

"She was staying in an apartment," the source said. "Someone called the police."

Officers from the 24th Precinct in Harlem responded and took Elliot to a local hospital for a medical evaluation, the source added. Detectives with the 77th Precinct in Brooklyn, the area where the teen lives, were going to the hospital to interview her.

Elliot was last seen leaving her home on Prospect Place in Crown Heights just before 11 a.m. last Wednesday, July 27, following an argument with her mother. She had been babysitting her young brother and sister when she disappeared.

Brooklyn Council Member Crystal Hudson, who represents the area of Brooklyn where Aunisty Elliott lives, tweeted Thursday that the teen had been "found and is safe."

"THANK YOU to everyone who helped spread the word—it was through our collective outreach and media coverage that we were able to garner enough attention that she was recognized," she tweeted. "THANK YOU NEW YORK!!!"

The update comes days after her mother, Raquel Elliot, held a news conference as family and friends handed out fliers and spread the word amid the frantic search for the teen.

"I’m just asking for prayers, faith and hope that my child comes home safe," Elliot said Tuesday at Grand Army Plaza.

"And if somebody is with my child, bring her home," she said at the time.

Elliot had told her daughter to "be strong" until she returned.