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[Updated] Missing 15-Year-Old West Hartford Girl Returns Home

Shelby Hodgson. Courtesy photo

[Updated, Dec. 1] Shelby Hodgson, 15, returned home early Saturday morning, West Hartford Police said. 

Shelby Hodgson. Courtesy photo

By Ronni Newton

Update, Dec. 1

Shelby Hodgson returned home at approximately 7 a.m. Saturday morning, West Hartford Police Assistant Chief Robert McCue said.

McCue said that she is fine, and returned home on her own, and then she and her father came to the police station to inform them of her return.

Police have canceled the Silver Alert.

Original Story

West Hartford Police said that they are looking for any information about the whereabouts of Shelby Hodgson, 15, who was last seen on Thursday, Nov. 29.

Shelby Hodgson. Courtesy photo

Capt. Michael Perruccio said that Hodgson was at her West Hartford home, on Colton Road, between 4:40-5:25 p.m. on Thursday.

Police said that as of Friday afternoon, she has not been located.

According to sources, several teens saw her at the West Hartford Holiday Stroll.

Hodgson, a freshman at Conard High School, was reported missing by her mother.

She is a white female, approximately 5 feet 5 inches tall, and weighs 120 pounds. She has blue-green eyes and brown hair, half of which is dyed blond.

Shelby Hodgson. Photo courtesy of West Hartford Police

Her mother told police that she was last seen wearing black leggings and pink sneakers. Her hair was piled on top of her head in a high bun.

Her mother told police that she may be carrying a blue and black Nike backpack with reflective tape on it.

Perruccio confirmed that West Hartford Police have issued a Silver Alert due to a medical condition. A Silver Alert is most often issued for missing senior citizens or individuals who require medication.

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Hartford Police at 860-523-5203.

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