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Spokane sheriff’s office says 15-year-old who ran away from home found safe

UPDATED: Sat., June 12, 2021

From staff reports

Spokane County deputies say a 15-year-old who ran away from home after an argument has been found safe.

Leah J. Karns had been missing since Thursday, the sheriff’s office said in a news release. Her mother reported the teen left home after an argument and worried she was at risk.

The sheriff’s office said Karns’ mother had gotten tips that the 15-year-old was seen at the Spokane Valley mall and in downtown Spokane asking for money, “hanging around with different adults.”

Deputies thanked the pubic for their tips. 

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