Update: The Texas teen who went missing in Minnesota has been found

Authorities had asked for help finding the teenager in central Minnesota.
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A 17-year-old that ran away from her home in Texas has been found in central Minnesota, nearby where officials had asked the public to look for her.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office said 17-year-old Natalie Elizabeth Klehr was reported to have run away from her home near Austin, Texas. She is currently pregnant. They said Klehr's family is originally from the Stearns County area, and the teenager still has family and friends in central Minnesota.

The teen was found Thursday in Kandiyohi County (just southwest of Stearns), the sheriff's office said that afternoon. They did not give her condition, and said no other information would be made public since the case involves someone under 18.

Missing teenagers

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children says there were more than 460,000 reports of missing children in 2015. The group has assisted in about 13,700 of those, and says 86 percent were considered "endangered runaways."

That doesn't mean the person is in immediate serious danger – it could be anything from just the age of the missing child, to concerns about their physical health, to abuse or drug use, Legal Beagle says.

The Polly Klaas Foundation has more on runaway teenagers here.

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