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UPDATE: Missing Avenel Girl, Found in Rahway, Was a Runaway

Marhama Saidhatimi, 13, has been found safe after running away from home, police said.


The 13-year-old girl who was missing early yesterday morning was found last night in Rahway. Marhama Saidhatimi of the Avenel section of Woodbridge turned up in the city about a mile from her home, said Sgt. Vincent Fazio of the Woodbridge Police Department.

The girl wasn't abducted; she had run away from home, Fazio said.

Saidhatimi was last seen at 4 am on Monday, October 15. Her family woke up later that morning and discovered she was gone.

The girl rang the doorbell of a home on Martin Street in Rahway, the city's police department told mycentraljersey, and appeared to be lost. That was about 10:35 pm Monday night, Fazio said.

Woodbridge police came to pick up the girl and transported her to Raritan Bay Medical Center in Perth Amboy. Fazio did not know if the girl was admitted, but her family accompanied her to the hospital.

Saidhatimi was described as being 5 ft. 4 in. tall, weighing 105 lbs, and is of Indian descent. When she was last seen, she was wearing green pants and a black hijab (scarf over her head) over her braided hair. 

The case is still under investigation, Fazio said. 

Agencies that had cooperated in helping find the missing girl include: the NJ State Police, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, the Middlesex County Sheriff's Department, and the Union County Canine Unit. 

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Bernardino Ramazzina October 15, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Most likely trying to escape from an arranged marriage.
Roxanne Schifano DeVito October 16, 2012 at 01:22 AM
What area of Woodbridge? Is she from Woodbridge proper?
gam October 16, 2012 at 03:09 AM
She is from the Avenel section
cheryl witkowski October 16, 2012 at 02:40 PM
SHE WAS FOUND. Colonia corner posted notice to me on FB at 11:30 p.m. last night that she was found and is save and no further details at this time.
commonman October 16, 2012 at 06:01 PM
she should have run all the way back to india
cheerforever!<3 October 16, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Do not talk bad about her and her culture...she might have had a lot of stress at home and in school and decided the only thing she could do was run away. At least she is back home with her family.
Jack October 16, 2012 at 10:04 PM
She tall for 13 too So I would have never thought she was 13 ok.
dee October 16, 2012 at 11:26 PM
At the end of the day she is still a child despite her race..glad shes safe.
Tracey Failla October 16, 2012 at 11:40 PM
LMFAO at everyone.
Irina October 17, 2012 at 08:50 PM
Shame on this brat for doing this to her parents. She's lucky shes not my kid!!!
NJarhead October 18, 2012 at 12:49 PM
Indeed she is lucky.
Jack October 18, 2012 at 02:19 PM
stop
NJarhead October 19, 2012 at 04:01 PM
Who are you asking to "stop?"
Karen Mangione October 19, 2012 at 07:35 PM
i believe in free speech. it would be great if these posts were relevant to the topic and not slamming anyone's culture, race, ethnicity, etc.

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