Police: Missing Cranston girl found after ‘remarkable’ response from community

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CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) — A 10-year-old girl reported missing in Cranston has been found safe after police received a slew of tips from the public.

Major Todd Patalano said Jania McDuffie is being evaluated but “appears to be in good health” after she was located Wednesday evening.

McDuffie was reported missing Tuesday night. No foul play is suspected at this time since police believe she ran away from home.

Patalano said the public stepped up in a big way after McDuffie’s photo was distributed online.

“We received an outpouring of support and offers of assistance along with countless calls from the community into our dispatch center with tips that were being followed up on all day long,” he said. “Thank you again for your assistance and this teamwork led to an excellent outcome that we all hoped for, which was to find her safe and return her to her family.”

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