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Missing Girl Was Staying With Friend

An 11-year-old girl who stayed overnight at a friend’s house last weekend caused police to spend hours searching for her.

The girl was supposed to be home, on East Shiloh Hills Drive, by 9 p.m. Sunday. When she didn’t come home, her mother called a number of the girl’s friends. None had seen her.

About 2:30 a.m. Monday, the mother called police and said her daughter was missing. Police on both the overnight and day shifts started a full-scale search.

By Monday morning, police were setting up a command center and were calling volunteers to help look for the girl.

The Red Cross was called to set up a mobile food van. A police chaplain was called.

At 9:06 a.m. Monday, the girl was reported to be home. She said she was going to be late for her Sunday curfew, and instead went to the home of a 21-year-old friend. Neither called the girl’s mother.

Police said officers spent several hundred combined hours looking for the girl.

Teens attacked

Several teenagers attacked two other teenagers just before 1 a.m. Monday at the southeast corner of Wellesley and Belt, and stole a CD player, police said.

Two of the five teenagers riding in a car jumped out of the car and began hitting the two 18-year-old victims, police said. After taking the CD player, they jumped back in the car and left.

One of the attackers displayed a switchblade.

The victims weren’t hospitalized.

, DataTimes

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