Jakadrien Turner

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Teen Wrongly Deported to Colombia Is Back in US

Jakadrien Turner should be home in Dallas tonight

(Newser) - The bizarre tale of Jakadrien Turner may be close to a happy ending. The 15-year-old is back in the US after being mistakenly deported to Colombia months ago, her mother tells AP . She is expected to catch a final flight to her hometown of Dallas later tonight. Mom Johnisa Turner... More »

Deported American Teen Intentionally Lied: Officials

US officials say Texas teen maintained false identity to be sent to Colombia

(Newser) - The Texas runaway who was mistakenly deported to Colombia will be handed over to American authorities today, clearing the way for her return to the US. Officials in both Colombia and the US are investigating how Jakadrien Turner, 15, who is now pregnant, ended up in Bogota, CNN reports. US... More »

Texas Runaway Mistakenly Deported

Jakadrien Turner, now 15, still trapped in Colombia

(Newser) - A 14-year-old American runaway was mistakenly deported to Colombia by authorities in Texas months ago, and was only recently tracked down by a relative. The screw-up occurred when the girl gave a fake name that happened to match a 22-year-old illegal alien, and officials never bothered to confirm her identity,... More »

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