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Missing Grafton Teen Found Safe in Waltham

Julia Lomberto had last been seen Jan. 29.

A 15-year-old Grafton girl who had been reported missing was located Thursday afternoon in Waltham, Grafton police confirmed.

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 this 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 and was waiting to get picked up by DCF, he said.

In its initial release, Grafton police noted the teen was believed to be in Waltham or Somerville. 

Family members of Julia credited Grafton Sgt. John Harrington, in particular, with diligently following up on leads and helping find her.

Lomberto 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," Lomberto said.

Timothy Lomberto February 08, 2013 at 03:31 AM
I would like to give a Big Thank You to the following Mass Police Departments: Grafton, Worcester, Waltham, Sommerville for all there help in finding my daughter Julia today. They did alot of researching information, tracking down All leads and searching for her everywhere. Words can not say enough how glad i am for everything you all did and always keeping me informed the whole time. Also I would like to thank the Staff at the Grafton House for Girls for All there Help and support they gave me during this difficult time. I would also like to thank the Grafton Patch for really helping bring my daughters situation to the public light and informed many, many people via the Social network. THANK YOU ALL!! Mr. T. Lomberto

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