Two girls reported missing from Pawtucket were found

Two girls reported missing from Pawtucket were found

PAWTUCKET – Two 12-year-old girls from Pawtucket, reported missing early Saturday morning, were found safe and sound that same morning, according to officials.

Police said the two girls had last been seen at 4 p.m. Friday at the corner of Newport Avenue and Benefit Street. Their parents reported them missing early Saturday morning. Detectives quickly discovered that the two had slept at a friend's house. Police confirmed that they were back home by 11 a.m. Saturday.

A relative announced online Saturday that the girls were missing, and that post and others like it have been shared tens of thousands of times, despite the fact that the two were found.