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Search over for missing teen
UPDATED; 2/15/17 5:01 p.m.

UPDATE: According to Jack Graves Sr., Gwendolyn Bugg's grandfather, the young girl was found and is safe back home.

A Hinesville family was searching for their missing teenage daughter. Jack and Liona Graves say Gwendolyn Bugg, 15, had been missing since Feb. 7, but had been seen in Hinesville.

Wednesday aftenoon the family reported she has been brough home safely.

Original print story:

Bugg was last seen wearing a black hoodie and sweat pants. She is 5 feet, 2 inches tall and weighs approximately 95 pounds.

Liona Graves said her daughter was last seen at 6 p.m. Feb. 7. Graves said her daughter has since been seen with other teenagers at Rain Tree Apartments, Olive Street and surrounding apartment complexes and abandoned homes.

Graves said her daughter is a bright, sweet and talented artist who loves photography. She is worried Bugg might be caught up with the wrong crowd and thinks some of the teens the girl has been spotted with are helping her.

“We think they might be helping her hide,” Graves said. “She’s been spotted wearing different clothes and the places we’ve checked...where people say they’ve spotted her…in abandoned homes where we think they might be hanging out we’ve found food wrappers from Taco Bell.”

The family is working with the Hinesville Police Department in locating their daughter. Jack Graves, Bugg’s father, is offering a $500 reward for his daughter’s safe return home.

Anyone with information should call 9-1-1.

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