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Missing Girl Found: 'Sweetheart, Everybody's Looking for You'

Peachtree Corners resident Jennifer Aliff found missing 12-year-old Kelsie Lee and took her home.

Kelsie Lee was found late Monday March 10 after being missing for most of the day.
Kelsie Lee was found late Monday March 10 after being missing for most of the day.
Jennifer Aliff gets high praise for her role in ending the day-long search for a missing Peachtree Corners 12-year-old on Monday, March 10.

The United Peachtree Corners Civic Association posted appreciative sentiments on its Facebook page: "We are so grateful for your actions Jennifer Aliff."

Aliff was the resident who found Kelsie Lee, 12, who had been missing since the morning. Aliff told TV reporters she came across the girl on West Jones Bridge Road Monday night and asked her if she was Kelsie, Aliff said in a WXIA video  The girl said yes. "And I said, 'Sweetheart everybody's looking for you. Can I take you home?' " 

See the WXIA video here

News of the girl's disappearance spread quickly in the community and on social media Monday. Search groups were formed and residents offered updates on facebook and Twitter.

Gwinnett Police said at midday they didn't believe foul play was involved, and called off the search for the day after sunset.

She was found walking on West Jones Bridge around 11 p.m.

Here's the most recent statement from Gwinnett Police (sent at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday):

At approximately 11:00pm on Monday, Kelsie Lee was located walking along Peachtree Corners Circle, near Peachtree Corners Baptist Church by a resident of Peachtree Corners. Kelsie was driven back to her home and was reunited with her family and is in good health. It was confirmed that Kelsie ran away from home. This investigation continues.

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