Deputies: Teen girl returns home safely

Southwest Michigan

An undated courtesy photo of Natalie Nicole Welch.

STURGIS, Mich. (WOOD) — Authorities in St. Joseph County say a 16-year-old girl who had been reported missing is back home.

Natalie Welch’s parents reported Monday afternoon she had come back and was OK.

She had been missing since Saturday, when she had been seen in Sturgis. Her phone was found later at the Three Rivers Meijer.

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