Winthrop police confirm missing, endangered 14-year-old girl has been found safe

WINTHROP, MASS. (WHDH) - Winthrop police say a missing 14-year-old girl was found safe Tuesday night.

Mackenzie McGrath was reported missing and endangered after she was seen leaving her home on Sagamore Avenue around 4 a.m., according to police.

McGrath was found nearly 18 hours later hiding on the second story of an empty house two doors down from the home she shares with her mother.

Police said the girl will be getting some “follow up services” from professionals and won’t be home tonight.

Her disappearance sparked land and sea searches involving over 150 state and local authorities as well as the United States Coast Guard.

Officers have not said how they were able to locate the teen however, friends of McGrath’s said they were texting with her throughout the day.

Neighbors said they were extremely worried.

It is still unclear why the girl took off.

 

 

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