Missing Florida teen Naketa Leiba found safe at friend's home

Naketa Leiba
CBS Miami

(CBS/WFOR) MIRAMAR, Fla. - Police a Florida teen who went missing last week has been found safe.

CBS Miami reports that 17-year-old Naketa Leiba was found near her Miramar home at a friends apartment. Naketa told police she had run away from home and was not coerced or held against her will.

The 17-year-old had been missing since last Wednesday when, her mother says, she was supposed to walk home from her bus stop but never made it, CBS Miami reports.

Naketa's father, Michael Leiba, said they were overjoyed that their daughter is safe, reports CBS Miami. When they were reunited, he said Naketa was withdrawn and didn't say much. He said he can't believe his daughter ran away from home.

"There's no evidence, where are the phone records to show that she was corresponding with that friend. There's no evidence to show that she was with that friend," Michael Leiba reportedly. "She was found in a home with no lights. An 18-year old kid, I don't know how she pays her bills. So there's no evidence that she ran away."

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