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Missing 14-year-old girl found in Hunt County

The 14-year-old girl was reported missing Dec. 3. She was found Thursday.
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HUNT COUNTY, Texas — Updated at 2:20 p.m. Friday: 

A 14-year-old girl reported missing Tuesday was found Thursday during a third search, Hunt County officials said Friday. 

The teenager left her home early this week and was found in the Campbell area, officials said. A resident contacted authorities saying the girl was likely on their property. 

The girl was taken to the hospital for evaluation. 

"We had a lot of manpower out looking for her and were determined to do everything we could and use every asset we had available to find her safe. I want to thank all the officers and volunteers that gave their time to assist in this case," said Sheriff Randy Meeks in a written statement. 

Original story: 

The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 14-year-old girl. 

Authorities say 14-year-old Kirsten Rice walked away from her house near 5240 Co Road 4217 in Campbell on Tuesday and did not return. 

Rice is described as being 4-feet-10-inches tall and weighing 85 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair. 

She was last seen wearing a long black sleeve shirt, blue jeans and green boots. 

Police say she may have been carrying a navy-blue hoodie, pink knitted hat and a camouflage cap. 

Anyone with information on Rice’s whereabouts is asked to call police at 903-453-6800.