UPDATED: 11-Year-Old Girl Greenville Girl Found

The girl's mother Christina Roscoe says her daughter was found at 7:30PM Friday on Tobacco Road in Greenville.

She was at someones house according to Roscoe.

The 11 year old was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure.

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The mother of a missing 11-year-old girl in Greenville has one mission.

"I want her to come back home," said Christina Roscoe. "Getting my daughter back... that's the only thing that matters to me."

Roscoe says it doesn't matter why her daughter, Nijulum Brown, is missing, whether she ran away or something else happened.

"She has a loving family and friends who miss her," Roscoe said. "Whatever she's going through, we can help her."

Roscoe said Nijulum told a family member she was leaving her Courtney Square apartment on Merry Lane and going to a friend's apartment Tuesday afternoon.

The friend lives in the Arlington Square apartment complex, right beside the Courtney Square apartment complex. Both are off Arlington Boulevard.

Roscoe said Nijulum never showed up at her friend's home.

Roscoe says it was common for Nijulum to go to her friend's home after school or in the evening to visit.

Roscoe said her daughter, who attends CM Eppes Middle School, was wearing blue jeans, a turquoise blue shirt and a black ski vest when she left home.

Nijulum's nickname is "Pooh," as in "Winnie the Pooh."

The family is originally from Williamston but has been living in Greenville for about three years.

Nijulum is 5'4" and weighs 120 pounds.

Police reported Nijulum has run away before, but the girl's family says she has not.

Regardless of why she has disappeared, there is concern about the area in which she went missing. There are 72 sex offenders within a three-mile radius of the family's home on Merry Lane, according to the North Carolina Sex Offender Registry. There are three offenders within a one-mile radius.

Call Greenville Police at (252)329-4300 if you have any information.



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Greenville police are continuing to look for a missing 11-year-old girl.

The child, Nijulum Brown, was reported missing Tuesday. Her mother told police she last saw her at 5 p.m.

The family lives on Merry Lane.

Brown is 5'4" and weighs 120 pounds.

Call Greenville Police at (252)329-4300 if you have any information.

Some have questioned why an Amber Alert was not issued. Below is the information on how that works from the NC Department of Crime Control and Public Safety. Following that is the original press release information on this case from the Greenville police department.



Source: NC Department of Crime Control and Public Safety

AMBER Alert Activation Criteria

ALL of the following statutory criteria (GS §143B-499.7) must be met before the NC Center for Missing Persons will activate an AMBER Alert. The child is: 17 years old or younger, believed to have been abducted, not taken by a parent (unless the child is in danger), not believed to be a runaway or voluntarily missing, and the abduction has been reported to and investigated by a law enforcement agency.

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons is the only agency that can activate an AMBER Alert and will do so ONLY at the request of an investigating law enforcement agency. It is then the responsibility of the Center to determine whether there is sufficient identifying data to justify AMBER Alert activation. For instance, there must be sufficient descriptive data on the child, abductor and/or abductor's vehicle for the public to be on the lookout for something. It does no good to activate an AMBER Alert if sufficient information can't be provided to the public.

If the abduction of the child is known or suspected to be by a parent of the child, the Center may disseminate information through the AMBER Alert System if the child is believed to be in danger of injury or death.



Press Release from the Greenville police deparment on the Brown case follows:

Type of Incident: Missing Person

Date/Time of Incidents: October 20, 2009

Location of Incident: 6 Merry Lane, #A

Synopsis: On October 20, 2009 Officers were notified of a missing 11 year old. The child was reported missing by her mother who last saw her around 1700 hours. The victim, Nijulum Kileonlum Brown, is 11 years of age, 5’04” in height and 120 in weight. The victim has run away from home on a prior occasion. Anyone with any further information as to the victim’s whereabouts are asked to contact the Greenville Police Department at 329-4300.


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  • by kia Location: g-vegs on Mar 23, 2010 at 06:12 AM
    i'm gald my friend is here yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh
  • by mira Location: newport on Oct 31, 2009 at 10:07 AM
    it is very easy for all to pass judegemnt/////however we do not know this whole story/////how do you lose and 11 year old/////she should never be without a RESPONSIBLE guardian......perfect analogy here........my dad used to beat us my mom did nothing......everyone blamed it on him....however ,y mom being a responsible adult why didnt she STOP HIM
  • by Kjames on Oct 30, 2009 at 01:07 PM
    Someone needs to be held accountable in this case. Wherever this child was, and who she was being held by- Im sure, knew, or saw the news saying there was a search for this child. Someone should be charged with something- either not turning over the child, holding the child against her will, kidnapping, something...
  • by Wanda Location: Kenansville on Oct 30, 2009 at 10:25 AM
    Noone should be charged. The article said that she was at a friend's house. The little girl should be BEAT for not getting permission from her mother as well as not calling her once she arrived. Do not send me a post about the word beat? BEAT means "nexttime you're know better." This word is not in the context of abuse.
  • by sheknewbetter Location: greenville on Oct 29, 2009 at 12:02 PM
    well if u ask me, the people who held the child should be held partly accountable. and the other should be held by her mother
  • by lol on Oct 29, 2009 at 10:08 AM
    it's funny to read all these comments from people who have no idea what they're talking about! assuming things that aren't mentioned, acting as if u are entitled to all the personal details of this case...get a life and let the authorities handle the situation!
  • by DuMb on Oct 29, 2009 at 04:59 AM
    I do not see why everyones is leaving negative comments about the mother. Half of you probably have children of your own and although you may think you know everything they do, WRONG. The problem is some parents are to oblivious when it comes to their children. Your child may tell you they are going somewhere....or doing something... but they prob do not tell you the whole truth. I am 23 yrs old. When I was 11 I stayed at home by myself after school. My parents did not need parenting skills. I also told them one thing and did something else, that did not make then bad parents. All kids, whether PARENTS wants to believe it or not go through a phase. So Parents, think before you down someone. You may not know whattt is going on right in front of your own eyes. Mrs. Rascoe is a correctional officer, she was at a legit job when her daughter ran away- that does not make her a bad parent. Who should be gettin negative comments are the people who kept her without calling anyone.
  • by S Location: ENC on Oct 28, 2009 at 08:03 PM
    Glad this child was found sale but some agency needs to be called in on this one....obviously, she needs some discipline and her birth mother needs some parenting skills....
  • by to ghettofab Location: gville on Oct 28, 2009 at 07:31 PM
    You're joking, right???? That was pretty funny though how you wrote like an ignorant person when trying to make your point. You made my night, unless, of course, you're not joking.....
  • by Parent Location: Greenville on Oct 28, 2009 at 09:00 AM
    I am very glad to hear that the young lady was found. It is very disappointing to read the number of comments made on this post. We really need to take a look at our community and figure out how we can build up our children and educate ourselves. It is good to know what warrents an Amber Alert. Regardless of whether or not it was used correctly we still need to organize ourselves to make sure our children are safe, supervised and know that they are loved. I have a 13 year old and it is difficult task, but it can be done. Please pray for our community, parents, educators and children. We are the only ones that can make a difference in our children's lives. Regardless of race, culture or beliefs we need to be more active and involded in our community. God Bless
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