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Pregnant York County teen missing for days found, cops say

York County deputies found a pregnant teen girl safe late Wednesday who had not been seen by family for five days.

Madison Faith Knauff, known as “Maddie,” is 16 years old, deputies said. She is seven months pregnant and missed a scheduled prenatal doctor visit on Tuesday, said Det. Walter Beck of the York County Sheriff’s Office.

Beck said at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday that Maddie was “found safe.”

No other details about how deputies were able to locate her have been released.

Earlier, sheriff’s officials had coordinated a widespread search.

“We at the sheriff’s office and the family are concerned because she is so far along in her pregnancy and want to make sure that she and her unborn child receive the care they need,” Beck said. “It is very unusual for her to miss a doctor’s visit.”

Maddie is 5 feet tall and 115 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes, Beck said.

The sheriff’s office posted a public request for help find Maddie Wednesday morning on its Facebook and Twitter social media pages.

“It is important that we find her,” Beck said.

Maddie was last seen at Village Station Apartments at 1712 India Hook Road in Rock Hill, Beck said. She was wearing a pink shirt and jogging pants.

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