Julia Mann

UPDATE: Teen girl missing since February has been found SAFE, police say

A Georgia teen who reportedly vanished from her home in February has been found safe, authorities announced on Tuesday.

The Oconee County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that Julia Mann, 17, “appears to be safe” and local authorities have been notified. Law enforcement declined to disclose additional information regarding where, when, and how she was found.

Mann reportedly hasn’t been seen since she leaving her family’s Watkinsville home on February 20. At the time, authorities suggested she may have left on her own accord.

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In the weeks following her disappearance, authorities conducted ground, K-9, and aerial searches for Mann; and offered a $20,000 reward for information.

“Please respect her privacy and be respectful to a teenage girl and her family,” Oconee County police wrote Tuesday. “Thank you for your concern and your assistance in finding Julia.”

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[Feature Photo: Julia Mann/Oconee County Sheriff’s Office]