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Update: Bountiful teen found safe

Bountiful City Police Department
Bountiful City Police Department

Bountiful City Police Department

BOUNTIFUL — Police say they are relieved a 13-year-old girl was found safe this morning.

Kayla Leatherman had not been seen since after school yesterday.

Bountiful assistant police chief Ed Biehler says her parents found her at 7 AM walking on Orchard Drive.

There was concern because the teen’s parents discovered she had been chatting or texting with an older man in Idaho.

“When they found out about this relationship with this adult, they confronted her about that, and took her phone from her. That’s how we had some of the information we had last night, because we had possession of her phone,” said Biehler.

Investigators determined that the girl was not with the Idaho man, and they say no charges will be filed.