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Algarve – missing teenage girl found alive and well

PJBadgeA 15-year-old girl, missing in the Algarve since March, has been found alive and well.

The Judicial Police confirmed on Tuesday that the teenager has been located.

Sofia Gil “is in good physical condition, having been supported by friends from her old school during her absence,” read the police statement.

The young woman had been missing since March 22 and has been on a national missing persons list ever since.

Sofia Gil was living in the Algarve after a period at a youth institution for at risk children, in Lisbon.

Sofia’s mother, Rosa Laranjeira, later found evidence that her youngest daughter had been in contact with strangers.

“Sofia talked to men and even sent a photograph of herself,” said Rosa Laranjeira, who found a record of a conversation.