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Missing Pueblo teen Gema Arias found safe

Posted: 6:13 PM, May 22, 2016
Updated: 2016-05-23 07:48:29Z

A Pueblo teen who disappeared for over a week has been found safe, Pueblo police say. 

Gema Arias, 15, "returned home and is safe," a Pueblo Police Department official tweeted early Sunday evening. The teen was reported as a runaway on May 13 when she didn't come home from school.

But six days later, on May 19, investigators said Arias' relatives began receiving messages via social media , apparently from Gema, saying that she had been kidnapped and was being held hostage.

Those claims are still under investigation, according to police. 

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