Missing Calif. teen found


(JTA) — A 16-year-old Long Beach, Calif., girl was found safe after being reported missing.

Audrey Hanna Askin was reunited with her family on Dec. 31 after going missing two days earlier, police said in a media statement. Police did not release any other details.

She had failed to board a plane and was last seen at the Long Beach Airport on Dec. 29 at about 1:30 p.m., according to the Long Beach Post. She checked her luggage but never boarded the plane she was scheduled to take to Utah, where she attends boarding school.

Temple Israel Long Beach, a Reform congregation where Askin’s father and mother, Catherine Hanna, are members, sent out an email Dec. 30 saying that the family is requesting that the girl’s photo be circulated on social media in hopes of locating her.