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A Washington teenage girl who went missing after leaving a chilling journal entry portending her doom has been found safe and reunited with her family, officials announced late Wednesday. Angelic Tracy "Anji" Dean, 17, left behind her wallet, glasses and a note when she disappeared from her home in the city of Camas on June 23. After she vanished, her mother discovered an entry in her diary that read in part, "If you're reading this, I'm either missing or dead," according to NBC affiliate KING5.
More than 150 tips from the public led detectives to a mall in Oregon, across the Washington state line, where they located Dean, according to the Clark County Sheriff's Office. The teens parents expressed while she was missing that they feared their daughter had become a victim of sex trafficking. In a statement, the Clark County Sheriff's office said the details of Dean's disappearance were under investigation. "This is an active investigation that includes the crime of human trafficking," the statement said.
— Elisha Fieldstadt