Missing Pajama-Clad Teenager Found: Police

A missing teenager who left her Westchester home more than a week ago wearing only pajamas was found Sunday in Manhattan, police said.

The teenager, 16-year-old Ji Woo "Christine" Kang, was located at about 7:45 p.m. at St. Agnes Church on East 43rd Street.

She was safe and in the custody of MTA police, Greenburgh Police Chief Chris McNerney said.

A person from the church recognized Kang from one of the fliers distributed by volunteers who searched a 10-block area around Grand Central Terminal on Saturday, the chief said.

More than 200 people participated in Saturday's search, the largest coordinated effort since Kang left her Greenburgh home.

Kang was last seen by her family at about 8 p.m. on Jan. 2, when she left her home after an argument with her family, according to police. She had left the home after fights before, police say, but usually returned a short time later.

She had last been last seen on surveillance video getting off a train from Scarsdale at Grand Central. She was wearing a green flannel shirt, pajama pants and UGG boots. She wasn’t wearing a jacket.

In an email to the Greenburgh police department Sunday, Town Supervisor Paul Feiner thanked police and volunteers who searched for the teen. He added that he had been discussing search strategies with Kang's parents, the police chief and volunteers when a detective called with news that the teen had been located.

"The parents, Min Jong Kang and Hyeeun Rose Kwon, were overjoyed," Feiner wrote in the email. "Lots of hugging and tears of joy."

Greenburgh detectives assigned to the case were dispatched to Manhattan to bring the teen home, he added.

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