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Missing Rio Americano basketball player found safe

Nicholas Sheehy
Nicholas Sheehy

The Carmichael teen missing since Monday has been found safe, according to a brief statement from the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.

The statement released shortly after noon Thursday does not include any details on where Nicholas Sheehy was found or whether he left voluntarily.

A post on the “Find Nicholas Sheehy” Facebook page indicated he was in police custody, but that post was quickly removed. The sheriff’s department nor the family were immediately available for comment.

The 15-year-old’s family had launched a social media campaign as part of an effort to find the Rio Americano High School freshman. He went missing Monday after having breakfast with his family.

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