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Two months later, 15-year-old girl still missing from Anoka County treatment center


A 15-year-old girl is missing and the subject of a police search two months after she disappeared from a residential facility in Anoka County that treats adolescent girls suffering from mental health crises.

The girl, who was a victim of physical and sexual abuse, was supposed to be receiving treatment at the Avanti Center for Girls in Blaine. The 24-bed facility provides residential treatment services for girls ages 13 to 18 who are suffering from depression, anxiety and post-traumatic stress, among other mental health disorders.

Instead, the girl absconded from the Avanti Center on July 3 with a person who was unknown to the facility staff, and she remains missing 61 days after her disappearance.


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