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Will County Sheriff's police find runaway Homer Glen girl safe

HOMER GLEN — The Will County Sheriff's Department located a 15-year-old girl from Homer Glen safe, after she left her home on March 14 against the wishes of her family.

Georgia Alexandros ran away from her home in the 14000 block of South Pebble Creek Drive for the second time in the last two weeks, according to a Facebook post by the Will County Sheriff's Office and her grandmother Jennie Gatses.

"She doesn't want to return for whatever reason," Will County Deputy Chief Dan Jungles said.

Gatses said her granddaughter was picked up by an 18-year-old man in the area between 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. and they went to Orland Park. She said Alexandros has texted her mother in the last few days, as recently as Monday, so she has been in contact with the family. Jungles said there was no reason to believe Alexandros is in danger.

"Thank you to all concerned citizens who shared her photo, prayed for her safe return and kept an eye out for her," the sheriff's office said in a second post Tuesday evening.

Alexandros is approximately 5-foot-4, weighs around 130 to 140 pounds. She has brown eyes and had brown hair, although her grandmother said she may have dyed it black. Alexandros also has a blue heart tattoo on the right side of her collar bone and was wearing a chain with an infinity ring hanging from it. She has been known to frequent the Oak Lawn and Lockport areas as well.

"We are very worried and scared," Gatses said.

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