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8-year-old girl missing from NJ playground found safe: police

NEWARK, NJ — An 8-year-old girl who went missing from a Newark playground Sunday morning was found safe later that day, according to police.

Neveah Blaine was at a neighborhood playground near Maybaum and Tremont avenues  when she went missing, officials said. People spotted her walking to a nearby grocery store.

Later that night, police said: “Update the child has been found and is Safe.”

Additional details were not provided.

Police are urging anyone who sees or knows the whereabouts of Neveah Blaine to call 911 or the Department’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477) or 1-877-NWK-GUNS (1-877-695-4867).  All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.

PIX11’s Ashley Soley-Cerro contributed to this report.