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Police: Missing 5-year-old walked to friend's house, not home

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CEDAR FALLS (KWWL) - A five-year-old girl and her five-year-old friend apparently decided to walk to a friend's house after school, prompting a worried parent and school officials to alert police to her disappearance.

Chief Jeff Olson with the Cedar Falls Police Department said, after school let out at 1:30 p.m., two 5-year-old girls decided to walk to a friend's house five blocks away.

When the mother of one of the girls showed up to pick up her daughter and found she wasn't there, school officials called police, according to Olson.

The girl was found safely at the friend's house.

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Police have located a missing 5-year-old girl who left Lincoln Elementary School and didn't arrive where she was supposed to arrive.

Lt. Kurt Schreiber with the Cedar Falls Police Department confirms the girl was found, and said there appeared to be some miscommunication between parents.

Schreiber gave no further information.

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Cedar Falls Police say they are looking for a 5-year-old girl that was reported missing at around 1:55 p.m. Wednesday.

Chief Jeff Olson says Lincoln School let out at 1:30 p.m. for an early dismissal and the school reported to police that the girl was missing about 20 minutes later.

Olson says they are currently checking friends' houses and other places the girl may have gone to.

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