Police find missing Central Texas girl, 15, safe

Emily Nicole Childs. (Marlin Police Dept. photo)

MARLIN, Texas (KWTX) Police in Marlin say they've found a 15-year-old Central Texas girl who disappeared after getting into a truck with someone early Tuesday morning.

Police earlier asked for the public's help in locating the teen.

Emily Nicole Childs was found safe in Marlin around 7 p.m. more than 15 hours after she was last seen, Marlin police Chief Nathan Sodek said.

Authorities feared she may have been in danger, he said.

Police would not say if the teen was found with anyone citing an on-going investigation.