Missing Pacheco girl found safe

January 31, 2011 2:47:47 PM PST
Family members of a 15-year-old girl who went missing from her home in Pacheco in November have announced that she has been found.

Stephanie Cudd, a sophomore at College Park High School, left home early the morning of Nov. 29, her father Thomas Cudd said.

A statement posted Saturday on Facebook says that a private detective hired by the family found her.

"While she is not home, we know that Stephanie is safe and nearby," the post read. "The Cudd family would like express their deepest gratitude for all those who helped us in our time of need."