UPDATE: Missing teenage girl found safely, Roanoke County Police say

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Madison McDaniel was found on Thursday, Feb. 25 after going missing since Friday, Feb. 19. (Photos: Courtesy The Aware Foundation)

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Police in Roanoke County announced Friday morning that a teenage girl who went missing the week before was tracked down Thursday night.

On Friday, Feb. 26, the Roanoke County Police Department updated a previous Facebook post with new information that 17-year-old Madison McDaniel and her boyfriend were found safely on Thursday, Feb. 25.

This news comes exactly one week after Madison was last seen in the Garden City area.

Then, on Saturday, Feb. 20, surveillance images showed her vehicle pulling up to the parking lot of Franklin County High School — which Madison does not attend — before a man got out of the vehicle and left Madison’s laptop at the school.

Her cell phone had reportedly been turned off for days.

WFXR News spoke with Madison’s mother Rose on Wednesday, Feb. 24, who said she just wanted her daughter to return home.

“I don’t care how long you’ve been gone or why you left,” she said. “I just need to know you’re okay and I need you home and I’m looking for you and I’m not going to stop until I know you’re okay, and if you can get help. If you’re needing help, go to the nearest person. Fight your way out of it if you’re in trouble.”

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