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Police in East Orange are worried about a 10-year-old girl who appears to have run away from home. Brian Thompson reports.
East Orange police say a 10-year-old girl who was missing for more than 24 hours has been found.
Police Chief William Robinson says Infiniti Parker is in good health and in the custody of law enforcement.
Robinson didn't provide details on where or how Parker was found.
Police say Parker was last seen by officials at Benjamin Banneker Academy on Clinton Street at 7:45 a.m. Thursday.
Parker's foster mother pleaded at a news conference Friday afternoon for the girl to return.
"She's a good kid," said Tanya Lemon. "She's just a 10-year-old kid who's been through a lot."
Lemon said the girl has anger and discipline issues because she wanted to be with her biological mother.
"She wants her mother, that's the whole bottom line," said Lemon. "She informed me that her mother has been fighting for her, and she doesn't want to be adopted."
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