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Missing Montco woman found in Philly

Sources say Deirdre Magolon hitchhiked her way into Kensington after ditching her car in King of Prussia.

Deirdre Deanna Magolon, 20. (Facebook photo)
Deirdre Deanna Magolon, 20. (Facebook photo)Read more

A MONTGOMERY County woman missing since Friday has been reunited with her family, authorities said.

Deirdre Deanna Magolon, 20, was located yesterday by Philadelphia police, according to police in her native Upper Providence Township.

A police source said Magolon was spotted by officers in the city's 24th District as she walked along Kensington Avenue early yesterday afternoon.

Officers in Philly had received numerous tips over the weekend of sightings of a woman matching Magolon's description in that area.

She told investigators yesterday that she hitchhiked into Kensington from Montgomery County, where police found her abandoned Mazda MX3 on Friday, the source said.

"She's found safe and sound!" Magolon's family wrote in a message posted on "Help us bring DD home," a Facebook page set up during the search for her.

"Thank you everyone for your help !!!!! My family and I greatly appreciate it."

Magolon was last seen just before 7 p.m. Friday, when she left her family's home in Royersford in the Mazda, Upper Providence Township Police said.

Not long after, police found the car "abandoned and unoccupied" on Route 422 near Interstate 76 in King of Prussia.

Police have said that Magolon has a history of mental illness, and court records show that she was arrested in Montgomery County on Feb. 11 and charged with drug possession.

She faces a preliminary hearing in that case next month.