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Missing NJ College Student Found Safe After Disappearance

New Jersey college student Morgan Panzer, 19, was reported missing Dec. 1.

A missing 19-year-old New Jersey college student was found safely two days after she vanished from her community college.

Police in Nutley tracked down Morgan Panzer sometime Friday, nearly two days after she went missing at Bergen County Community College.

Panzer's mother said she had last seen her daughter Wednesday morning when she dropped her off for class.

A K-9 team searched Nichols Park in Nutley late Thursday while officers looked behind homes on High Street for any sign of 19-year-old Morgan Panzer. According to her family, someone spotted Panzer in that area.

Her family said they were especially concerned because the 19-year-old left her cell phone and other belongings at an on-campus eatery. They also said it's unlike her to disappear.

Police did not provide additional details about Panzer's disappearance but thanked the community for help.

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