Photos: Ali Ponte, teen missing since Facebook fight with mom, found safe
Update: Last week, we told you about the search for Alexandra "Ali" Ponte, fourteen, who'd left home on September 4 after getting into a fight with her mom over a Facebook post and disappeared; see our previous coverage below.
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Such stories don't always have happy endings -- but this one does. Ali was found last night and is reportedly safe and sound.
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As we reported, Christine Duis, Ali's mom, reached out to local media in an effort to find her daughter. The two of them are seen in this photo from the Help find Ali Ponte aka Alexandra Renee Ponte Facebook page:
On Saturday morning, Ali's friends, family and loved ones organized a search; she was last seen headed to Memorial Park, near her home. However, the effort was unsuccessful.
Then, last night, a breakthrough: The Woodland Park police reportedly tweeted confirmation that Ali had been located.
This information was subsequently confirmed by Duis on the aforementioned Facebook page. She writes:
Ali has been found alive and well and is home with us this evening. Thank you all for your help. Prayers. Support. Thank you for this privacy during this time. We will update as we can. Please give us some time.The development is graphically depicted in this revised version of a flier distributed in the wake of Ali's disappearance.
Continue for our previous coverage of the search for Alexandra "Ali" Ponte.