16-year-old girl reported missing found safe, sheriff says

Deputies in Hays County are searching for Melanie Perez, who was last seen in Kyle. (KSAT)

HAYS COUNTY, TexasUpdate: The Hay’s County Sheriff’s Office said a missing 16-year-old girl who disappeared on August 17 has been found.

Melanie Perez’s safe location was announced by HCSO Sunday morning.

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No other information was provided.

Original: Deputies in Hays County are searching for a missing juvenile girl who was last seen in Kyle.

The Hays County Sheriff’s Office said Melanie Perez, 16, disappeared on Aug. 17.

HCSO said she could be with a friend who lives in Uhland, in Caldwell County, northeast of San Marcos.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact HCSO Det. Richard Lozano at 512-393-2125 or richard.lozano@co.hays.tx.us.

People can also submit a tip and stay anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-324-8477 or through the P3tips.com website.

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