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Teen reported missing from North Highlands home found safe

Tiajhanay Ward-Burt
Tiajhanay Ward-Burt Photo provided by Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department

A 13-year-old girl who was reported missing from her North Highlands home last month has been found safe.

The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday that Tiajhanay Ward-Burt has been returned to her family.

The teenager had been reported missing after leaving her home March 20. Sheriff’s officials said at the time that she was considered at risk because she might be with people “who will likely endanger her welfare.” They said she was believed to be in contact with family who did not have custodial rights to her.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.