16-year-old Anderson girl found in California

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Anderson police said the 16-year-old’s mother received a message from the girl that she was okay and in Santa Monica, California. Police in Santa Monica were able to find her. She was turned over to the Department of Child Services where she is waiting for her mother’s arrival. 


ANDERSON, Ind. — Anderson police are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 16-year-old girl.

She was reported missing to police by her mother on Dec. 9. Her mother expressed concern over her daughter’s well-being, which resulted in police initiating a ping on the teen’s cell phone.

Police stated her phone pinged at a location near St. Louis. Agencies in Missouri were notified of the pinged locations, but the girl was not located.

Police are asking anyone with information to contact Sgt. Wiliam Ray of the Anderson Police Department at (765) 648-6663.

NOTE: The girl’s identity has been removed from the story out of privacy concerns for underage individuals.

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