Missing Teen Found Safe In Fla.


UPDATED: Tuesday August 11, 2009 6:44 AM

Nearly three weeks after she was reported missing, a 16-year-old girl was found safe in Florida, police said on Friday.

Fathima Rifqa Bary, of New Albany, was last seen on July 19, 10TV News reported.

According to police, Bary's friends told detectives that it was possible she ran away because of conflicting religious beliefs in her home.

Investigators said Bary is affiliated with two central Ohio churches: one on Cleveland Avenue and the other near the Ohio State University campus.

They also said Bary may have been seen near campus the night she disappeared.

Bary was found safe in Orlando, Fla. Arrangements were being made for her return to central Ohio.

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