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Missing girl found

The Spokane Valley Police Department is looking for Michelle R. Watkins, 9, who went missing the afternoon of Wednesday, June 10, 2009. (Spokane Valley Police Department)
The Spokane Valley Police Department is looking for Michelle R. Watkins, 9, who went missing the afternoon of Wednesday, June 10, 2009. (Spokane Valley Police Department)

The Spokane Valley Police Department has located a 9-year-old presumed missing.

The girl, who failed to return home from school at Trentwood Elementary, was found about 5 blocks from her residence at a friend’s house, police said.

Police began a search around 5:15 p.m., after Michelle R. Watkins didn’t return home at the usual time. She usually walks the six blocks alone to her home, and arrives around 3:30 p.m., police said.

People started calling the school after news that she was missing, and she was located and is safe, police said.

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