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The Colombian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Jakadrien was issued travel documents at the request of the U.S. National Security Agency and with information submitted by U.S. officials. Colombian officials are investigating what kind of verification was conducted by its Houston consulate to issue the temporary passport.
It was not clear if the teen might be charged upon her return for falsifying her identity in a criminal process.
Dallas Police detective C’mon (pronounced Simone) Wingo, the detective in charge of the case, explained that in August she was contacted by the girl’s grandmother, who said Jakadrien had posted “kind of disturbing” messages on a Facebook account where she goes by yet another name.
Wingo said the girl was located in early November through her use of a computer to log into Facebook. Relatives were then put into contact with the U.S. embassy in Bogota to provide pictures and documents to prove Jakadrien’s identity.
At her work as a hairstylist, “in between customers I’d get on the computer looking for Kay-Kay, I was obsessed,” she said.
Johnisa Turner said her daughter, a freshman at a Dallas high school, was experimenting with different hairstyles and clothes but “wasn’t a problem kid.” She was reluctant to go into any details about the deportation, saying she didn’t know any specifics.
“She didn’t have any reason to leave,” Lorene Turner said. “She lived in a nice home (with her mother and stepfather). We were very close. I don’t know why she left.”
• Garcia reported from Bogota, Colombia. Associated Press reporters Linda Stewart Ball in Dallas and Sandy Kozel in Washington, D.C., contributed to this report.
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