NEW YORK (WPRI) — After nine days of searching, 16-year-old Colleen Weaver has been found safe in New York City, according to Raynham Police Chief James Donovan.

Weaver was located around 11 p.m. Thursday with the assistance of the New York Police Department and the FBI, Donovan said.

“The Weavers are overwhelmed, as you can imagine,” family friend Heather McNally said. “I’m sure we will be hearing from them, they just need to process this right now and get to a point where they can talk.”

She was first reported missing on Tuesday, Oct. 18, and was believed to be in danger.

Donovan said Friday that Weaver has been reunited with her family and the matter remains under investigation.

“This was the best possible outcome we could have hoped for, and I want to commend the tireless efforts of our dedicated officers and our partners in the NYPD and FBI who helped to locate her,” Donovan said.

There’s no word at this time on how she got to New York City or whether she was with anyone.

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Posters were distributed around town saying Weaver has been found and requesting the family’s privacy.

The update came hours after a prayer vigil was held in Raynham, where dozens of community members came together to support the search efforts.

“We had people coming that have known her since she was a child, that have been to school,” McNally said. “I saw so many classmates.”

“Anytime a child is missing, a sophisticated law enforcement system is set into motion, and it’s all hands on deck because every minute counts until that child is safely recovered,” FBI Boston Special Agent in Charge Joseph Bonavolonta said in a statement posted on Twitter.