Prince George's County police say they have located two 13-year-old girls who were missing for 10 days.
Jeniah Clayton-Bowman and Alaiya Maria Robinson were found safe, Prince George's County Police announced early Friday.
The girls were found after a citizen saw them walking around after midnight and called the parents and guardian, News4's Paul Wagner has learned.
They had been last seen by their families on March 7 when they went to middle school in Forestville that morning.
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Police said the two girls spent three nights at a friend's house and were spotted at other locations after that.
But the fact that they hadn't come home had police and their families worried.
“I’m concerned; I have had some not-so-good days, you know," Jeniah's aunt Jalesa Clayton said while the girls were missing. "Sitting by the phone, by the door; she has her own key, and I have been leaving the latch off so she can walk right in."
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Clayton has full custody of her niece. She said the 13-year-old got into some trouble at school and was suspended. She thinks Jeniah might think she's in more trouble than she is.
“I think they made a dumb decision, but I do feel that they need us right now to come get them from wherever they are," she said.
Police had classified their disappearance as a critical missing case due to the length of time they were away from home.