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5:11 AM Mon, Feb. 18th

Girl, 16, turns up at friend's house<BR>

Deana Curtis, a 16-year-old junior attending Kingman High School, returned home five days after being reported missing.

Curtis got off a bus near her home in the 800 block of Erickson Drive on Feb.

27 after school and disappeared.

Vernon Curtis, her father, found clothing and other items missing from her room and filed a runaway juvenile report with the Kingman Police Department about an hour after Deana got off the school bus.

Deana's name and description was entered into the National Crime Information Center computer system, which means every law enforcement agency in the country was aware of her disappearance.

"We got a call from the girl's father around 3 p.m.

Wednesday saying he'd received a call from her and that she was at a friend's house in the 3600 block of Diagonal Way," Kingman police Lt.

Dean Brice said.

Officers responded to the address and contacted Deana.

She was arrested on a misdemeanor charge of juvenile runaway, given a referral and returned to her home about 5 p.m.

The Daily Miner contacted Vernon Curtis this morning.

He said he had not discussed with his daughter what she had been doing during the five days she was missing.