Police: Teen found after fleeing foster home

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Update: Kalen Van Patten has been found in Swatara Township, according to police.


Police are looking for a 15-year-old girl who left her foster home in suburban Harrisburg last week.

Lower Paxton Township police said Kalen Van Patten left the foster home July 15 and was last seen at a motel on Eisenhower Boulevard on Saturday.

Police said Van Patten may be staying at various motels in the area with unknown adults who are paying for the rooms, or she may have fled to the Allentown or Lancaster area in search of extended family.

She has issues with depression and is off of her medication, police said.

Van Patten is 5’6″ tall, 160 pounds with braided hair.

Anyone with information is asked to call Lower Paxton police at 717-657-5656 or Dauphin County Children and Youth Services at 717-780-7200.


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