Girl last seen riding bike near Lakewood located in Bay Village

Source: Family photo
Source: Family photo

CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - A 12-year-old girl who went missing from her Cleveland home Friday afternoon has been found safe.

"Thank God she's OK and she's going to be coming home," said Lindsey Dennison.

Breathing a sigh of relief, after finding her 12-year-old daughter, Deanna, safe, Lindsey Dennison said just hours earlier she feared the worst, after her husband told her their daughter was nowhere in sight.

"It was agonizing because I didn't know where she was and I didn't know if she was safe or in danger," she said.

Panicking, Lindsey Dennison called police. Cleveland 19 News was at the family's home as officers began searching for Deanna. Her family said she went missing sometime around 2 p.m.

Not long after, surveillance cameras captured her riding her bike down Detroit Avenue. More than four hours later, someone spotted Deanna in Bay Village, which is more than 10 miles away.

"I figured after a while people would know I was gone," the 12-year-old said.

It turns out Deanna got in a fight with her sister, hopped on her bike and rode off. Deanna said she planned to head back home soon, but someone spotted her after seeing her on Cleveland 19 News.

"I'm so glad that they found her OK because my kids are all I have and they're my everything," Lindsey Dennison said.

Deanna said she wants to thank everyone who helped her.

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