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FOUND: Police say missing 14-year-old Virginia Beach girl located

The Virginia Beach Police Department said Jacy Jean Varela, 14, has been located. She went missing on October 1 after she was seen leaving her home.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Author's Note: The video above is on file from Sept. 15, 2021.

The Virginia Beach Police Department said a 14-year-old girl who was reported as missing has been found.

Virginia State Police were searching for Jacy Jean Varela who had last been seen in Virginia Beach in the late hours of Friday.

According to the Aware Foundation of Virginia, Varela left her house between 11 p.m. on Oct. 1 and 12 a.m. on Oct. 2. She didn't bring her phone, money or extra clothes.

The teen was last seen wearing a black hoodie with sweatpants, the foundation said.

Varela's family told police said she has a health condition that requires her to take medication regularly, which she also left behind. They were concerned for her well-being.

The Virginia Beach Police Department said Jacy was considered to be a runaway. 

Author's Note: The video below is on file from Sept. 16, 2021.

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