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The mother of a New Jersey runaway has been arrested and charged with child abuse, endangerment and negligence.

14-year-old Jashyah Moore went missing after visiting an East Orange deli in October. Her family assumed she had been taken against her will.

The family took to Facebook to spread the word about her disappearance. The news media picked up the story and Jashyah was soon trending on Twitter.com.

$20,000 in reward money was raised, and some activists even blocked traffic in East Orange to get the word out.

Her mother Jamie A. Moore refused to consider that Jashyah had run away from home.

The intense media coverage on Jashyah's case worked and Jashyah was found safe on a New York City street on Thursday. When police approached her, she denied being Jashyah.

After the NYPD interviewed Jashyah, Jamie Moore was arrested and charged with child endangerment. A teenage daughter and 3-year-old son were removed from her East Orange, NJ home.

Moore, 39, faces two counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child, officials said in a statement.

While on the run, Jashyah cut off her braids extensions and changed her name to hide her identity. She had spent part of her time in a Brooklyn shelter and living on the streets. The FBI were among the law enforcement agencies searching for her.

"The young lady appears to have run away," Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore Stephens said. "Obviously, she was an extremely resilient and resourceful young lady. And she decided that she wanted be someplace other than where she was."

Stephens had previously said CPS did not have an active file on Moore and her children.

Jashyah's father, an East Orange cop, had been arrested for assault previously. Jashyah was due to testify against him in court when she went missing.
 

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Teenage runaway Jashyah Moore was found safe in New York City after she was last seen at a deli in East Orange, NJ a month ago.

No Amber Alert was issued for the wayward 14-year-old after she was reported as a possible runaway on October 14.

Acting Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens confirmed Jashyah was found safe on Thursday.

"Jashyah is currently safe and is being provided all appropriate services. She will be returned to NJ shortly. No additional information is available at this time," said Stephens in a press release.

During a press conference, law enforcement officials said Jashyah was initially reported as a runaway. Jashyah's family denied she was a runaway and expressed concerns that her life was in danger.

According to a family member's post on Facebook, Jashyah has run away from home before. She is active on social media and may have been lured away from home by a social media user.

A $20,000 reward was offered for her safe return.

Jamie Moore believed her daughter was abducted and she insists her daughter would not run away from home. "She didn't go. She ain't missing. Somebody got my daughter," she said last month. "Please come home Shyah. We miss you."

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Caitlin Winchester, the 14-year-old North Atlanta student who went missing on her first day at school, has been found safe.

Officials say Caitlin was found safe in Arlington, Texas. Her parents, Roger and Angela Winchester, reported her missing when she she did not return home after the first day of school at North Atlanta High on Aug. 5.

The school district said Caitlin never boarded her school bus.

Her parents and family friends initially dismissed reports that Caitlin was a runaway.

Caitlin's mother is a middle school theology teacher at Notre Dame Academy here in Duluth. Ga.

"Our child is a straight-A student, and she was so excited to start her French 3 class, Angela Winchester said on Friday.

The FBI assisted the Atlanta Public Schools Police Department (APSPD) in the search for Caitlin Winchester when it appeared that she crossed state lines.

"APSPD continues to work with the FBI on the next steps in the investigation. No additional details on this case are available," a statement from the district read. "No other details are available at this time and the family has requested privacy."

On Tuesday, Aug. 10, Crime Stoppers announced a $100,000 reward after the paperwork was completed by Roger Winchester's employer, Insight Global, where he works as a senior information security engineer.

The $100,000 reward was previously announced on Friday, Aug. 6. But CBS46 reporter Adam Murphy told a Facebook group that Crime Stoppers said Insight Global did not complete the paperwork to transfer the funds in time.

Confusion reigned on Facebook, where concerned citizens were told their help was not needed to circulate missing posters about Caitlin.

That led to speculation that the parents knew something about their daughter's disappearance.

The organizer of the Facebook page deleted the comments and wrote:

"THANK YOU, everyone! For your hope, prayers and shares and all of the ways you did or wanted to help find Caitlin. Please continue to pray for the family's healing as Caitlin comes home."

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Atlanta police are asking for the public's help locating two runaways from southeast Atlanta.

Police say Aylissa Mosley, 13, and Kaliyah Miller, 12, went missing from Aylissa's home at 960 Constitution Road at around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.

Police are concerned for their safety because of the girls' ages.

Kaliyah was last seen wearing a white Champion shirt and blue jeans. Aylissa was last seen wearing a white Air Jordan shirt and blue jeans.

Kaliyah is 5'4" tall while Aylissa is 5'3" tall. Both girls have black hair and brown eyes.

The two girls are cousins and may be active on social media.

Anyone with information on the girls' whereabouts are asked to call the Atlanta Police Youth Squad Unit at 404-546-4260 or call 911.