Missing Ashland teen is located unharmed

A 14-year-old girl missing from her Ashland foster home since Friday morning has been found unharmed.

Victoria R. Peckerman, 14, was found Saturday by Central Point police after they received a report she had been seen on the Bear Creek Greenway between Medford and Central Point, police said.

"She has been located in good health and is of no further interest," Ashland police said in a news release.

Police were concerned for Perckerman's well-being because she suffers from bipolar disorder and other mental disabilities.

She has attempted to run away before and usually ends up in Ashland or at her parents' home in Medford.

On Friday, police said they had reason to believe she was heading to Portland.

In this latest incident, she was under the impression her father was in Portland on business and was on her way to meet him there, police said.

Prior to her latest disappearance, Peckerman, a ward of the state after Department of Human Services officials removed her from her parents' home, made contact with a former day care provider in Portland.

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