Missing girl, 16, found safe in New Jersey


A 16-year-old South Jersey girl who was reported missing in Gloucester County Monday has been found safe.

Hannah M. Sylvester from Clayton was reported missing after she was last seen at about 3 p.m. Monday, walking alone into a wooded area behind Clayton High School.

At the time, officials had said it was possible she went into the Clayton-Glassboro Wildlife Management Area,.

Authorities said Monday she “does have some limited experience with outdoor living and survival skills, as she was a member of the Jr. ROTC. Hannah was also known to be an avid runner and was familiar with many of the trails located in the wildlife management area.”


Hannah was taken to a nearby hospital for evaluation. 

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