‘Massive’ search: 12-year-old girl missing from Raritan (Update: Found)
RARITAN TOWNSHIP -- Hunterdon County authorities were looking for a 12-year-old girl they said went missing from the township early Monday morning.
Update: 6:45 p.m.: The Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office said Swetha Fernando has been located unharmed, but it's still investigating the circumstances of her disappearance.
She had last been seen at 4:30 a.m. at her home, the prosecutor's office said. While she was still missing, in comments to a Facebook post about her disappearance, the prosecutor's office said it's still trying to determine whether she left her home voluntarily.
It didn't say in an early evening update how she'd been found, or where.
It's asking anyone with information on Swetha’s whereabouts to contact the Raritan Township Police Department at 908-782-8889 or the Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office at 908-788-1129.
Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-321-0010, going online at CrimeStoppersHunterdon.com , or through the free “P3 Tips” smartphone app. Such tips are anonymous and kept confidential.
Tapinto.net reported what it called a "massive" search on Monday, saying law enforcement was using the parking lot of the Dutch Country Farmer’s Market as a staging area for the effort. It showed photos of police from multiple agencies on site.
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