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Police: Runaway teen has been found, is getting care she needs

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Valentina Kudlek (Courtesy: Asheville police) Valentina Kudlek (Courtesy: Asheville police)
ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -

Asheville police said a teen who ran away from a group home on Wednesday had been found.

Police said Valentina Kudlek, 17, ran away from the Eliada Home in West Asheville.

Police said the teen was not currently taking her prescribed behavioral medications, and possibly had a wound/infection to her arm that needs treatment.

On Thursday police said Valentina was found at the Asheville Mall Wednesday evening.

"She was then transported back to Eliada Home and reunited with her parents. She is now receiving the appropriate, professional care she needs," Public Information Officer Wallace Welch stated in an e-mail. "The Asheville Police Department would like to thank everyone involved in her recovery."

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