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UPDATE: Runaway juvenile found safe

UPDATE – 11/30 – 12:30 a.m.: Columbia police announced early Thursday morning that a runaway juvenile has been found safe.

Officers had been searching for 14-year-old Emma Whittle who they say disappeared from her Columbia home two nights earlier.

The tweet published by CPD’s social media account thanked everyone who assisted in sharing information.

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ORIGINAL: Columbia police report that they responded to the 3700 block of Madera Drive on Tuesday morning in reference to a runaway.

Police said Emma Whittle ran away from her house sometime between Monday at 10:30 p.m. and Tuesday morning at 5:15 a.m.

Whittle’s family is asking for her safe return home or to the police department.

Whittle is 14, approximately 4′ 11″ and around 140 pounds.

Police ask anyone who has information about her wherabouts to contact the police department or CrimeStoppers at (573)875-TIPS.

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