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Police: Missing Fall River Teen Found

Raquel Tavares, 15, was last seen leaving school on Jan. 4

Update: Fall River police say Raquel Tavares has been found.

Earlier story below:

Massachusetts police need the public's help in finding a missing teenager last seen Friday in Fall River.

Authorities said 15-year-old Raquel Tavares left school and never came home.

It is believed she may have run away in order to avoid having to move to Portugal.

Police said she may be staying with an uncle somewhere in New Bedford. Tavares also has a boyfriend, Nelson Soares, who lives in Fall River.

Tavares was last seen wearing blue jeans and a pink and black jacket. She is described as 5 feet, 95 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is urged to contact police at 508-324-2796.

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