UPDATE: Eleven-year-old missing from Langley found safe

The police had asked for public assistance in the disappearance of a local child.

The Langley RCMP has released a photo of 11-year-old Birhane Onedo who is considered missing.

Birhane Onedo is wearing a pink shirt, black jacket and black pants, and the 11-year-old girl is missing.

The Langley RCMP was looking for the girl who was last seen Sunday at 10:50 a.m. when she left her Willoughby Heights home, said Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Largy. The region’s search and rescue group was called in in the afternoon.

At about 11 p.m. Came word from police that the child was found safe at King’s School, 217th Street and 76b Avenue.

“She is unharmed and is on her way home,” Largy said.

Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue and the police had set up a command post at the Willoughby Hall as they searched the Willoughby neighbourhood. Surrey Search and Rescue was asked to take part.

Search manager Jerry Haak said searchers would continue into the night, hoping to catch a break.

“I’ve got about 20, 25 members out there now, biking around, walking around, doing all the trails, all the schools, all the events centre as well,” Haak said.

PHOTO: Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue, the RCMP, and Surrey Search and Rescue were involved in the search for the missing 11-year-old. (Heather Colpitts/Langley Advance)

“She hasn’t done this at all,” Haak said. “We think she’s just scared. She had a little bit of an argument with her mom, and we think she’s just scared. She’s just waiting to cool down.”

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