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Fairview Heights missing teen found safe, police say

Xaria M. Garling, 15, who went missing, was found safe, the Fairview Heights Police Department said.
Xaria M. Garling, 15, who went missing, was found safe, the Fairview Heights Police Department said. Fairview Heights Police Department

A Fairview Heights teen who was reported missing has been found safe, police said.

Xaria M Garling, 15, had been missing since Friday when she was dropped off at the Wyvetter Younge Middle School, in East St. Louis that morning.

Garling was found safe Wednesday morning and was back with her family, police said.

Further information was not immediately available.

Joseph Bustos is the state affairs and politics reporter for the Belleville News-Democrat, where he strives to hold elected officials accountable and provide context to decisions they make. He has won multiple awards from the Illinois Press Association for coverage of sales tax referenda.

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