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Missing Teen, Andrea Wilson-Smith, Found by CHP

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Good news. Andrea Wilson-Smith, the 14-year-old we reported on yesterday, was found early this morning.

The LAPD writes in an update to the media... "On September 5, 2008, at around 3:00 a.m., a CHP patrol unit found missing person Andrea Wilson-Smith near Foothill Boulevard and Michillinda Avenue, in Pasadena. She was taken to LAPD’s Northeast Division, where she was picked by her parent. Investigators still haven’t determined why the teen ran away from her home."

Although the LAPD points towards running away, in a follow-up phone call with her mother, Adrienne Wilson, she said Andrea flagged down highway patrol. She speculates that the heavy flyering of the neighborhood with information about her daughter's disappearance may have pressured someone to drop her off on the side of the road.

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Wilson said she is personally doing much better. "You expect the worst and pray for the best and I got the best." As far as Wilson can tell, Andrea was not harmed since she disappeared. She has been sleeping all day, safe and sound at home.