Teen with autism missing from Westminster found in Superior

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WESTMINSTER, Colo. — A 14-year-old girl with autism who was missing from Westminster overnight has been found in Superior.

The girl’s mother dropper her off with her dog at a dog park at West 100th Avenue and Simms Street about 6:20 p.m. Sunday, according to the Westminster Police Department. Alice was told to be home before dark, but she never made it, police said.

The Westminster and Thornton Fire Departments checked several large bodies of water in the area. Standley Park Rangers and Westminster police officers checked the trail systems and Jeffco school security personnel canvassed the neighborhood,  according to police. A helicopter from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and a bloodhound from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office were also deployed to help search.

Monday afternoon, police said the girl was found at a hair salon in Superior.

A stylist at the Great Clips at 302 Center Drive who cut her hair told FOX31 Denver the girl walked there.

Investigators did not say how she got there, but thanked everyone who helped spread the word about the search.

The girl’s dog, Chip, has not been found.