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Missing teenager found alive after eight days

China Plus Published: 2020-08-03 11:35:23

A missing Washington teenager who went missing eight days ago was found alive Saturday in a remote section of the Cascade Mountains, reports the NBC News.

Giovanna Fuda, 18, was last seen on July 24, when she left her home in the Seattle suburb of Maple Valley driving a silver Toyota Corolla.

The King County Sheriff's Office in Washington State releases a flyer asking for help to find the missing Giovanna Fuda. [Photo: screenshot taken from a report by NBC News]

The King County Sheriff’s Office in Washington State releases a flyer asking for help to find the missing Giovanna Fuda. [Photo: screenshot taken from a report by NBC News]

Her car was found out of gas, abandoned the following night near a mountain pass about two hours northeast of Maple Valley.

Fuda didn’t tell her parents where she was going and her father said they were confused as to why she was up there.

The King County sheriff’s spokesman, Ryan Abbott, said the area was a dead zone for cell service, making it difficult to trace her location through her phone’s GPS. Dense brush also made it impossible to search with a helicopter.

With the help of a rescue dog, a search team found her notebook, shoes and clothing along a creek. They then found the teenager a few miles away from her car. The girl was in stable condition.

Abbot said: “This is a remarkable ending.”

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