HOUSTON -- An 11-year-old girl reported missing from southeast Houston was found safe Thursday at a west Houston apartment complex, police said.

Family members reported that Kayla Miles went missing on Monday morning. They asked police for help in finding her on Wednesday.

Worried family and friends put out fliers with the 11-year-old girl s picture on them. They said she took her backback and left, apparently from a relative s house in southeast Houston.

Early Thursday morning a citizen at some west Houston apartments recognized Kayla s photo and contacted authorities.

When police arrived, Kayla told them she had run away and had been staying with a friend on Meadow Glenn. She said she was not hurt.

Houston police brought the Frost Elementary fifth grader to the Mykawa substation to answer some questions. After that her mom took her a local hospital to be checked out, as a precaution.

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