NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The case of missing New Jersey teenager Jashyah Moore has a happy ending.
The 14-year-old, who disappeared on Oct. 14 after visiting a deli in an East Orange deli, was in New York City Thursday night, Essex County Attorney Ted Stephens said.
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She was due to return to East Orange soon, Stephens added.
CBS2 learned that a good Samaritan spotted and recognized the girl around 7 p.m., and called 911. She was alone near West 111th Street and Lenox Avenue.
A source said when police approached, she first denied being Jashyah, but later finally confirmed her identity.
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Stephens said Moore is “currently safe and is provided with all appropriate services.”
After the girl’s disappearance 28 days ago, authorities pleaded for tips and collected $ 20,000 in compensation. Search parties were organized and some activists even blocked traffic in East Orange to raise awareness.
Essex County officials plan to release more information at a news conference on Friday.
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CBS2’s Tony Aiello contributed to this report