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January 28, 2014
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Missing teen returns home

A 15-year-old Grass Valley girl who had been missing since Jan. 17 has returned home.

Jonica Smith was picked up by Grass Valley Police officers after she was spotted across the street from her mother’s residence on Ophir Street Sunday afternoon.

“She said she was tired of running,” said Smith’s mother, Debbie Prochaska.

Smith had initially run away Jan. 1 and last been seen by her mother on Jan. 17 after she briefly returned home and then left with her mom’s Chiweenie puppy.

“I’m very grateful for the outpouring of support,” Prochaska said of the community’s response.

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The Union Updated Jan 28, 2014 11:54PM Published Jan 29, 2014 08:01PM Copyright 2014 The Union. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.