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Deputies locate missing teen girl at high school tennis courts

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LINCOLNTON, NC (WBTV) -

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office says investigators have located a missing teenager who had run away from home nearly five days ago.

According to detectives, 16-year-old Amanda Marie Atkins was located by investigators in Gaston County on Friday.

Detective Don Mauldin, who investigated the case, went to the South Point High School tennis courts in Belmont where officers met the teenager after contacting her by cell phone earlier Friday morning.

Atkins was reported missing from the family's Lake Shore Road South residence around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.  The family reported she was in her room and when they went to check on her about 10:20 p.m. the teen had left through a window.

It is not clear why Atkins left the home, but appears she was not injured in the time she was missing.

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