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Missing 14-year-old girl safe

A missing 14-year-old girl has been returned home safely.

The public had been asked to help find Ebony Peters, a 14-year-old African-American girl who had been missing from her Aloha home since Jan. 11. The Washington County Sheriff's Office says she needs medication and may be in the company of two older African-American males in the Portland area.

According to the sheriff's office, on Jan. 13, deputies were called to a residence in Aloha concerning a runaway girl who had already been missing for two days. On Jan.18, additional information was obtained to lead investigators to believe that she was in the company of older adults possibly living a dangerous lifestyle. It was also learned that Ebony needs her medication for a pre-existing medical condition.

The Washington County Child Abuse Unit Detectives were contacted to assist in bringing Peters home safely. She has been entered into the Law Enforcement Data System which assists law enforcement agencies as a "Missing Person Endangered"

Peters is an African-American female, 5'6", 140 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray colored coat, and a white and purple shirt.

It is believed that Peters was in the Portland metropolitan area. She was reportedly seen in the company of two older black male adults riding the MAX.