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Fremont police: Missing 15-year-old girl found in Pleasanton

Story by colleague Natalie Alund:

PLEASANTON — A missing 15-year-old girl who disappeared from her uncle’s Fremont home more than a week ago and was thought to be in the company of a man twice her age has been located in Pleasanton, police said Tuesday.

The teenager, reported missing May 5 from her uncle’s home in the Irvington area of Fremont, was found in good health, said Fremont police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques.

A preliminary investigation revealed the girl had left her uncle’s home voluntarily, Bosques said.

Police believed she was with 30-year-old Ryan Griggs, who was possibly driving a stolen white Ford F150 pickup with a white camper shell and raised suspension. The truck’s license plate is 6E82209. He is described as a white man, 6 feet 2 inches tall, 200 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.

It was not immediately clear who located the girl, or if Griggs was with her when she was found.

Chris DeBenedetti