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Missing Carbondale girl found

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UPDATE: 8/15/19 AT 1:15 A.M.

(WSIL) -- The Carbondale Police Department said an anonymous tip on social media helped them locate 13-year-old Gracie Moses-Chad late Wednesday night. 

That information led police to canvass the 1100 block of E. College St. - where they eventually found Gracie staying with a friend in an apartment. 

She was returned to her family, who were on scene with police. 

UPDATE: 8/14/19 AT 10:55 P.M.

(WSIL) -- Gracie Moses-Chad has been found. Her mother wants to thank everyone who called in tips to help her find her daughter.

UPDATE: 8/14/19 AT 9:36 P.M.

(WSIL) -- News 3 spoke with the missing girl's mother, Dawn Moses, who tells us she's very concerned. She says her daughter did not show up to church, which, according to her mom, is something she loves and looks forward to every week.

ORIGINAL STORY: 8/14/19 AT 8:07 P.M.

(WSIL) -- Carbondale Police are looking for a missing child who did not return home from the first day of school.

Gracie Moses-Chad is 13 years old and attends Carbondale Middle School.

She was last seen wearing a grey under armor shirt, black yoga pants, and burgundy New Balance tennis shoes.

Her mother tells us that they have received reports she was last seen at Panera around 6 p.m. with another student who was wearing a yellow dress. 

She is 5'6" tall, 130 pounds with brown shoulder-length hair and brown eyes.

Police say Gracie may be in the Carbondale or Desoto area. If you see her, please call Carbondale Police at (618) 457-3200.

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