Missing 12-year-old Austin girl found


AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Austin Police Department confirmed Wednesday that a missing 12-year-old girl who ran away in north Austin last Tuesday has been found.

APD says Ava Mitchell has been found and is safe. It added, “We will provide more details as it becomes available. This is still an open and ongoing investigation.”

Austin Police got the call last Wednesday evening, she didn’t come home from school. Her mother says she was supposed to spend the night at a friend’s house Tuesday evening. Her mother says she was last seen at the Jollyville Barber Shop on Pond Springs Road.

Mitchell’s family believes she ran away with a 23-year-old man who solicited her on Snapchat.

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