Missing runaway 16-year-old from Elk River found safe

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Authorities on Thursday afternoon said an Elk River 16-year-old who was believed to have taken off with someone she met online has been found safe, WCCO reports.

Patch had reported that Johannah Thomsen left her parents' home the night of Feb. 11, police said. She was last seen Feb. 12 in Plymouth.

Family members had received electronic messages they believed were from the girl, but her whereabouts were unknown, and police wanted to verify that she was OK.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on Thursday had issued a missing person alert for the teen, which was being widely shared on Facebook.

A Facebook page had been established as part of the search.

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