14-year-old Jashyah Moore disappeared after visiting a local deli in new Jersey on October 14. According to Essex County Prosecutor Ted Stephens, she was found safe in New York city on Thursday night.
According to CBS2, a good Samaritan spotted and recognized the girl at around 7 p.m. and called 911. She was alone near West 111th Street and Lenox Avenue.
A source said when police approached she first denied being Jashyah, but then eventually confirmed her identity.
Stephens said Moore is “currently safe and being provided all appropriate services.”
Following the girl’s disappearance, authorities pleaded for tips and raised $20,000 in reward money. Search parties were organized and some activists even blocked traffic in East Orange to raise awareness.
Essex County officials plan to release more information at a news conference on Friday.