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Missing Greendale Teen Found

UPDATE:

Greendale Police report that the missing teenager,  Danielle Wegner,  has been found and she is safe.  The girl was found around 1:20 AM on August 4 in Minneapolis.

ORIGINAL:

Side by side, trekking through the rough terrain, community members are worried about Danielle Wegner.

"Yeah, it's getting wider," said one searcher. "I could use some help on this side."

They combed through every tree and tunnel in wooded areas to find her.

Greendale police coordinated the community-based search near Danielle's home at 51st and College Avenue.

Her father, Steve, worked tirelessly along side them. He believes she's on foot.

I'm scared, but faithful and hopeful," he said.

Wegner said his family spent Sunday at Chicago's Shedd Aquarium. The next day, his 14-year-old daughter went missing. He said she was unhappy about a situation, but never thought she would leave.

"She left a note saying not to worry about her, she'll be alright," Steve said. "It was real short, said to pray for her."

In a high traffic area, family, friends and neighbors are getting the word out, posting flyers in stores hoping someone has seen her.

Until then, no area will be off limits to bring her home safely.

"We miss her to death," said Steve. "She means the world to us and we would give anything to get her back."

Police said Danielle was last seen wearing a brown, possibly olive green, shirt and black basketball shorts. She may also be carrying a black backpack with white trim.

If you see her, call the Greendale Police Department at (414) 423-2121.

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