Missing 14-Year-Old St. Charles Girl Found: Police

A missing 14-year-old girl from west suburban St. Charles has been found.

Emily Czajkowski was found at a friend's home around 7:45 a.m. Tuesday by St. Charles Police, according to authorities.

The mother of the young girl's friend contacted police when she discovered the teen was inside the home with her son, police said. 

"It is with tremendous joy that we would like to tell you ..... All 17,000 of you.....That Emily is officially HOME!!!!" the latest post on the "Help find Emily Czajkowski" Facebook page read.

Czajkowski walked away from the Pottawatomie Community Center at 8 North Ave. in St. Charles about 6:35 p.m. Wednesday after being dropped off for a dance class, according to St. Charles police. She did not attend the class.

Video surveillance showed her leaving the building and talking on her cell phone, police said. Soon after, she posted a message to friends on social media that she intended to hurt herself, but the message was quickly deleted.

Emily was spotted walking westbound on West Main Street (Route 64) after leaving the community center, and then was seen between 7 and 8 p.m. near Main and 14th streets.

She had not been seen since, and her cell phone was either off or without power, police said.

Police said Czajkowski was not the victim of any criminal acts and they now consider the incident to be a "private, family matter." 

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