An Alton girl who had been missing for 8 months has returned home.  16-year-old Mariah Allen had been missing since early October, but she was found a few weeks ago and is now back home in Alton with her mother.  

Alton Police Public Information Officer Emily Hejna:

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There had been various reports of Allen sightings in and around the Riverbend, but none of them were ever substantiated.

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