Search ends for missing Grand Rapids teen

Undated courtesy photo of Perla Mendez via the Grand Rapids Police Department. (Oct. 3, 2016)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids police say a missing 13-year-old girl has been located.

Officers reported she had been found just before 1:30 p.m. Monday – 11 days after police say she ran away from school.

Authorities say a tip to Silent Observer helped them track down the teen, who is safe and sound.

Police Monday also thanked the public for its help in the case.