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Missing Aurora Girl Found Safe More Than 2 Miles From Home

AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) - The missing girl in Aurora has been found and is safe.

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Federal authorities had joined the search for a missing 10-year-old girl who disappeared after leaving her Aurora home on Monday morning. The Colorado Bureau of Investigation sent out a Missing Endangered Alert late Monday night for Daniela Ruano-Morales.

She was found just minutes after a news conference at noon Tuesday.

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Police said that Daniela was found in the Hoffman Heights neighborhood near East 6th Avenue and North Peoria Street, a little more than two miles from her home.

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Police said she was found in the area by a distant relative.

Investigators are still trying to figure out how she ended up in that neighborhood so far from home.

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