• Charlotte teen reunited with family after vanishing for nearly a day

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    CONCORD, N.C. - A Charlotte community is relieved after a missing 13-year-old girl was found safe.

    The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said 13-year-old Mariah Sivick left her home Saturday afternoon and told her parents she was going to the park at Highland Creek, but she didn't return home.

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    Friends and family were worried about her because she didn't have her phone and they had no idea where she was or who she was with.

    Friends close to the family told Channel 9 that Mariah called her mother Sunday morning and let her know she was safe.

    Members of Christ Pointe Church canceled Sunday service and gathered at Cox Mill High School to hold a prayer vigil for Mariah.

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    The entire auditorium, which holds about 300 people, was full of family, friends and strangers praying for her safe return.

    Mariah has been reunited with her family.

    We're still working to get more details on the case.

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