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(Photo credit: Frederick County Sheriff's Office)

(Photo credit: Frederick County Sheriff’s Office)

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FREDERICKSBURG, Va. (CBSDC/AP) — Authorities say a Maryland woman reported missing by her family last week has been found safe and unharmed in Virginia.

The Frederick County Sheriff’s Office announced late Tuesday that 49-year-old Teresa Lentz of Frederick, Md., had been found in Spotsylvania County, Va., six days after she went missing while running errands.

Officials say Lentz left the area willingly, but wouldn’t release further details about her disappearance out of respect for the family.

In a statement released by the family, they thanked the Sheriff’s Department, the Frederick community, and everyone who prayed for Lentz’s return. They went on to request privacy, saying they are in a family crisis situation.

The sheriff’s office had said Lentz left home around noon on June 19 and the last time anyone heard from her was when she spoke to her husband about an hour later. Her SUV was found that night with her cellphone and keys inside. Lentz’ husband and children and investigators had been canvassing neighborhoods with posters.

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