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Missing Portage County teen found safe hours after statewide alert issued

Her vehicle had been found at a park with her phone & purse still inside.
Credit: Kent Police Department

KENT, Ohio — Officials have safely located a 17-year-old Kent girl who had not been seen since Wednesday, just hours after a statewide alert was issued.

Police say Megan Dye was reported missing that night after she failed to return to her Brimfield home by her 9 p.m. curfew. She had apparently made plans to meet friends that evening, but her car was found at Tannery Park on Stow Street with her purse and cell phone still inside.

The exact circumstances surrounding how Megan was found have not been released, but authorities confirmed she is "alive and healthy" and is back with her family. They added "there is still much investigation to be done into what has transpired over the last 48 hours since Megan was last seen.