Missing Johnstown girl found safe

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

UPDATE: Jessica Shepherd has been found safe and sound, but the exact time and place of her discovery has not been released.

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JOHNSTOWN, Colo. (AP) -- The Colorado Bureau of Investigation has issued an alert for a missing 16-year-old girl who sent computer messages to friends saying she is in trouble.

Jessica Shepherd was last seen at 8 p.m. Tuesday. A few hours later, she sent text messages saying she was in trouble.

Johnstown police say the messages contained information that she was with a guy named "Dave" and was scared. She also said in the messages to "call the police."

Police tell KMGH-TV they are following several leads in the case.

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