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Georgia teen missing since February found safe, sheriff says

Julia Mann was reported missing Feb. 21.
Julia Mann was reported missing Feb. 21.

A Georgia teenager reported missing in February has been found and is unharmed, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday.

“Julia Mann has been located,” the sheriff’s office posted on Facebook. “She appears to be safe and local authorities have been notified. We will not release any further (information) at this time. Please respect her privacy and be respectful to a teenage girl and her family. Thank you for your concern and your assistance in finding Julia.”

Julia Mann has been located. She appears to be safe and local authorities have been notified. We will not release any...

Posted by Oconee County Georgia Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Mann, 17, was reported missing Feb. 21, the day after she was last seen by her grandfather as she got ready for bed, investigators previously said. Deputies found a muddy footprint near a back gate at the home in the Rowan Oak subdivision off Rocky Branch Drive. Mann's cellphone, computer and a few of her belongings were gone, Sheriff Scott Berry said.

The teen’s disappearance sparked a massive search in the community and pleas for help in locating her.

In early March, investigators announced a $20,000 reward for information leading to her safe return. It was not known Tuesday whether anyone was eligible for the reward.