17-year-old girl found safe in Utica

TOWN OF VIENNA — Seventeen-year-old Amanda Akins, who had been reported missing earlier this week, was found safe in Utica on Wednesday.

Sheriff’s deputies said Akins’ family reported her missing on Monday after she failed to show up for school. She was last seen leaving her residence on Elpis Road. Deputies said Akins was found in Utica on Wednesday and was returned to her family.