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Missing 15-Year-Old Virginia Girl Found Safe

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A 15-year-old girl who disappeared in Virginia last week has been found safe, police said.

Makayla Mattei was found traveling with a 21-year-old man who has been arrested.

Makayla disappeared Feb. 17, when she walked away from her home in Dumfries, Prince William County police said last week. She was found near Harrisonburg, about 100 miles away from her home.

The man Makayla was found with, Estonian national Meiti Metsla, has been charged with “using a communication device to solicit certain offenses involving children.” Metsla had “inappropriate” online conversations with Makayla before her disappearance, police said.

Police are currently working to reunite Makayla with her family.  

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