11-year-old Milwaukee girl last seen Wednesday found safe, mother says

Posted at 3:51 PM, Mar 31, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-02 14:10:31-04

UPDATE 12:51 p.m. -- Ramya has been found safe, her mother says. 

Check back often for updates on this developing story.


MILWAUKEE -- Sunday marks four days since 11-year-old Ramya Jarvis has been missing. 

Jarvis was last seen at her home on the 2700 block of N. 57th in Milwaukee Wednesday night. 

Her mother, Nicole Anderson, said Ramya left a note on Anderson’s bed saying she was running away.

The note didn’t say where she was going or if she was with anyone. 

“She didn’t want to be in trouble for leaving home without permission and I just want her to know like it’s ok, you’re not in trouble,” said Anderson.

Anderson said Ramya had a normal day on Wednesday. She didn’t seem upset. 

Anderson said the 11-year-old has run away once or twice before, but she always comes back home and she’s never gone for long. She is trying to have faith her daughter will return, but at times, she fears the worst. 

“That somebody has her like anybody, anybody could have her. She’s only 11 and I just really, really want her to come home.” 

Ramya’s dad told us Ramya was staying with him in Columbus, Ohio for about a year and a half. He said about three weeks ago, he brought her back home to stay with her mom, Nicole. 

“I just want my daughter to come home,” said Willie Jarvis. 

Ramya’s parents are doing whatever they can to spread the word about their missing daughter. They are calling friends and family members and going to familiar places Ramya visited. 

Ramya doesn’t have a cell phone but does have a snap chat account. 
Her mom says it hasn’t been active.

TODAY'S TMJ4 has reached out to the Milwaukee Police Department to see if they’ve received any tips. We are waiting to hear back. 

If you know anything about this child’s whereabouts please call MPD’s Sensitive Crimes Division at 414-935-7405.