Zakiah Merrival, 13, of Holbrook found 'unharmed,' Suffolk Police confirm for OnSachem News

HOLBROOK, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — A missing young teenager from Holbrook has been found — safely. Suffolk County Police report that 13-year-old Zakiah Merrival has been located. Police confirmed for OnSachem News that she was "unharmed." However, no additional information was provided by police.


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Second Article: 6:09 a.m. Sunday, June 27, 2021

Zakiah Merrival, 13, of Holbrook reported missing, last seen at her Ballad Circle home

Zakiah Merrival, 13, of Holbrook, as seen in a photograph provided by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

Zakiah Merrival, 13, of Holbrook reported missing, last seen at her Ballad Circle home

HOLBROOK, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — Suffolk Police released new information just before midnight about the search for a missing young teenage girl from Holbrook.

Zakiah Merrival, 13, of 72 Ballad Circle was last at her home at approximately 9:30 p.m. Friday, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. However, over 11 hours passed from when Merrival was last seen until when she was reported missing. Police said Merrival was officially reported missing by a family member at approximately 8:40 a.m. Saturday.

This timeline was detailed in the police department’s first announcement about Merrival, which was released just before midnight.

Earlier on Saturday, the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services was the first law-enforcement agency to share official information about Merrival. According to the state, “She [Merrival] was last seen riding a neon green and blue bicycle.” However, Suffolk Police decreased the level of certainty with its late-night update, stating “She was possibly riding a neon green and blue bicycle.”

As OnSachem News reported Saturday night, Merrival just finished the 8th grade at Seneca Middle School in Holbrook, according to a classmate. The school year ended on Friday.

Zakiah Merrival

Zakiah Merrival, 13, of Holbrook, just completed the 8th grade at Seneca Middle School in Holbrook. She was reported missing on Friday. Photo provided by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

The Division of Criminal Justice Services provided the following descriptive information about Merrival:

  • Date of Birth: Aug. 19, 2007
  • Sex: Female
  • Height: 5'04"
  • Weight: 140 lbs.
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Race: White

Suffolk Police Detectives asking anyone with information on Merrival’s location to call 911 or the Fifth Squad at 631-854-8552. Alternatively, the Division of Criminal Justice Services said anyone may also call the NYS Missing Persons Clearinghouse at 1-800-346-3543.

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Missing Child alert about Zakiah Merrival, 13, of Holbrook

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services posted a Missing Child alert on Saturday, June 26, about Zakiah Merrival, 13, of Holbrook.


First Article: 9:59 p.m. Saturday, June 26, 2021

Zakiah Merrival, 13, of Holbrook reported missing since Friday, last seen riding a bicycle

Zakiah Merrival, 13, of Holbrook reported missing since Friday, last seen riding a bicycle

Zakiah Merrival, 13, of Holbrook, as seen in a photograph provided by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

HOLBROOK, NY (OnSachem.com / OnTownMedia.com) — The search is on this weekend for a missing young teenage girl from Holbrook.

Zakiah Merrival, 13, was reported missing on Friday, according to the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. The agency posted a Missing Child alert on Saturday.

“She was last seen riding a neon green and blue bicycle,” state officials announced.

According to a classmate, Merrival just finished the 8th grade at Seneca Middle School in Holbrook. The school year ended on Friday.

Zakiah Merrival

Zakiah Merrival, 13, of Holbrook, just completed the 8th grade at Seneca Middle School in Holbrook. She was reported missing on Friday. Photo provided by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services.

The Division of Criminal Justice Services provided the following information about Merrival:

  • Date of Birth: Aug. 19, 2007
  • Sex: Female
  • Height: 5'04"
  • Weight: 140 lbs.
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Race: White

The Suffolk County Police Department 5th Precinct in Patchogue is the investigating agency. Anyone with information should call the NYS Missing Persons Clearinghouse at 1-800-346-3543, according to the state.

OnSachem News reached out to the Suffolk County Police Department at 9:29 p.m. Saturday for additional information about the investigation and is awaiting a response.

This is a developing story.

Missing Child alert about Zakiah Merrival, 13, of Holbrook

The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services posted a Missing Child alert on Saturday, June 26, about Zakiah Merrival, 13, of Holbrook.

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