New Haven police have found a missing 12-year-old girl.
Ashley Cox was last seen at 20 Judson Ave. in New Haven on Christmas with her 60-pound golden Labrador, according to an alert from police. They called Cox an endangered runaway.
Ashley's aunt, Candy Burton, said the preteen told her mother she loved her and would be right back after walking the dog.
That was around 6 p.m. on Christmas Day and her family has not heard from her since.
Ashley sometimes blows off steam by taking a walk but would never run away from the family she loves, family members said.
"She would not go out and not call, like, 'Mom, I'm OK. For her not to come home or call, I don't know. this isn't her," Burton said.
Police did not say how or where Cox was found.