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Missing Chicago 16-Year-Old Girl Found Safe

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A missing 16-year-old Chicago girl who was last reportedly seen on Wednesday was found safe Saturday, Chicago police said.

Niyahlyn Rodriguez had been located as of 5:45 p.m. Saturday and thus the alert was canceled. officials said.

Rodriguez was last seen wearing a blue Junior ROTC uniform and black shoes at around 9 a.m. in the area of 1200 N. Keeler Ave. She also had a green backpack and was wearing a leather jacket with a gray hood attached.

The teen's family was busy handing out missing person flyers and putting them up around the area where she was last seen.

"Her family loves her, her friends love her," said Rodriguez's father, Samuel Santiago. "We just want her back."

Rodriguez's mother, Norma Rodriguez, previously told NBC 5 it was unlike her daughter to disappear, and she was heading to school when she was last seen.

"Definitely worried to the extreme due to the fact that this is not in her character," Norma Rodriguez said. "I'm always like so overprotective."

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