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Missing 17-Year-Old Girl Found Safe

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FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP (SOMERSET COUNTY), NJ - A 17-year-old girl that police here reported missing has been found and is safe, police said.

The girl had disappeared after leaving her home and had last contacted her guardian on Sept. 3, police reported at the time.

Briana Rice has friends in the New Brunswick and Asbury Park areas, according to officials, prompting an especially diligent effort in finding her in those areas.

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The latest information from police is vague. A message, posted to Franklin Township's Police Department Facebook page, stated:

"We wanted to say 'Thank You' for all of your assistance. Briana Rice has been located safe and sound!

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