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Missing Catawba County girl found safe near home

Posted September 28, 2016 1:07 p.m. EDT
Updated September 28, 2016 9:51 p.m. EDT

— An 11-year-old girl who went missing Tuesday after being dropped off by a school bus near her home was found safe Wednesday evening.

Emily Jaide Dowdle was last seen at about 2:45 p.m. Tuesday along Hudson Chapel Road in Catawba, authorities said.

She was found safe just after 9 p.m. Wednesday in a wooded area near her home, authorities said.

Authorities said Dowdle would be checked out by medics.

No additional information was available.