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Missing US Girls Returned Home From Germany

FILE - Police officers are seen patrolling at a security gate inside the main terminal of Frankfurt Airport.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Three teenage girls from the western U.S. city of Denver, Colorado have been reunited with their families after going missing from their homes last Friday.

Relatives and other sources tell VOA's Somali service the girls flew to Germany from Denver without anyone's knowledge. They were apprehended in Frankfurt, Germany after Denver authorities contacted their German counterparts.

Two of the girls are sisters of ethnic Somali origin and are 15 and 16 years old.

The third girl is from Sudan - her age is not yet known. It is not yet clear where they ultimately were heading, but one of the young girls reportedly told German authorities, “We are going to Turkey to study.”

The families have declined to speak on the record.

(VOA's Somali service provided details for this report)


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