Teen who fled from Bonney Lake-area group home found safe

Staff writerAugust 20, 2013 

A 17-year-old mentally disabled girl who ran away from a Bonney Lake-area group home Sunday was found safe Tuesday, the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Auburn police found Maliika Andrus at a Starbucks coffee shop after a witness reported seeing her.

Detectives said it’s not clear where she spent the days she was missing.

She was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and was to return to the group home later Tuesday.

Staff last saw the teen early Sunday at the home in the 18400 block of South Tapps Drive East.

They think she tampered with a window alarm to escape.

stacia.glenn@thenewstribune.com

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