UPDATE: Missing Nutley teen found safely

A teenage girl from Nutley who was reported missing since Feb. 11 is back home, Nutley Police said today.

Detective Sgt. Anthony Montanari said  the parents of Christina Simeonidis called the department on the afternoon of Thursday, Feb. 20, to report that their daughter had returned home safely.

Montanari said he hadn’t yet talked to the parents to get a full accounting of where the girl had been and what she’d been doing.

“This is the seventh time she went missing in the last three months,” Montanari said.

— Ron Leir

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