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Authorities locate 12-year-old missing from Lancaster County

On Monday, officials said the girl was located safe and healthy in the Chesapeake, Virginia, area.

INDIAN LAND, S.C. — The Lancaster County Sheriff's Office has located a missing 12-year-old who was last seen at her home Friday night.

According to the sheriff's office, the young girl was known to be at her family's Indian Land home Friday night but was missing from her room by 7 a.m. Saturday. 

On Monday, officials said the girl was located safe and healthy in the Chesapeake, Virginia, area. For the last ten days investigators of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office, the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED), and local and federal agencies in Virginia have been following leads and information in an effort to find the girl. 

“I am thrilled [the girl] has been located and will shortly be reunited with her family,” Sheriff Barry Faile said. “The search for [the girl] was all-hands-on-deck, and we appreciate the efforts of SLED, the United States Secret Service, Homeland Security Investigations, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Norfolk and Chesapeake Police Departments.”

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