Missing Douglas County 12-year-old found safe

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DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — Authorities announced Tuesday evening that a 12-year-old girl missing since 8:15 a.m. has been found safe.

According to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, the girl left her Parker home on her bike at 8:15 a.m. She was supposed to arrive at Mammoth Heights Elementary at 8:35 a.m.

The school is located at 9500 Stonegate Pkwy. in Parker.

Shortly after 7 p.m., the sheriff’s office announced that the girl had been found near South Parker and East Orchard roads, which is in Arapahoe County.

It is unclear why she did not go to school.

The sheriff’s office said the girl was not injured and was not kidnapped, the sheriff’s office said.

“It’s a huge relief for all of us,” said Douglas County Sheriff Tony Spurlock.

The girl’s name and photograph have been removed from this story.

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