GOOD NEWS: Aurora Police find missing 8-year-old girl

AURORA, Colo. - Aurora Police said they have found an 8-year-old girl who was reported missing early Tuesday morning.

She was last seen on Sable Boulevard near Gateway High School.

The child attends school at Jewell Elementary, about 0.7 miles away.

The girl's mother told police it was the first time the girl had been allowed to walk to school, and she planned to follow her daughter to make sure she arrived safely. But the girl left earlier than expected, and took a detour to a friend's house, her mother said.

The girl's mother reported her missing when she didn't find the girl walking along the expected route.

Video from AIRTRACKER7 showed more than a dozen police officers involved in the search.