A 15-year-old Grafton girl who had been reported missing was located on Thursday, Feb. 7 in Waltham, according to Grafton Police.
Julia Lomberto was picked up by Waltham Police, who followed up on tips she was in their town.
According to Julia's father, Tim Lomberto, the state Department of Children and Families called him in the afternoon to let him know that Julia had been found with a friend in a housing complex in Waltham. She was taken to the Waltham Police Department where she waited to be picked up by DCF, he said.
Grafton Police put out a notice on Wednesday, Feb. 6 seeking the public's help in finding Julia. Prior to being found, Julia was last seen on Jan. 29 with a friend in Worcester. The friend was found but Julia was not.
In its initial release, Grafton Police noted the teen was believed to be in Waltham or Somerville.
The girl's father said news did not spread quickly about his daughter missing because she was considered a runaway, and she was not believed to have been abducted.
"I'd like to thank everyone for their prayers and thoughts and for any information that people gave during this time," Tim Lomberto said.