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All three missing teens returned home

COVINGTON — All three runaway juveniles that had been reported missing have returned home, although where — and with whom — they have been is still unknown.

The Newton County Sheriff’s Office reported that Amani McNeal, 15, returned home on her own Monday after she observed her picture and information in the media. McNeal was reported missing after she left her home around 12:15 a.m. on Feb. 16.

Later in the day Monday, 15-year-old Semetric Caldwell also returned, turning herself in to the Newton County Juvenile Court, said NCSO Sgt. Cortney Morrison.

Caldwell and Destiny Davis, both of whom are 15 years old, were reported missing Thursday when the two did not return home from school.

By Tuesday morning, Davis, too, had turned herself in to Juvenile Court.

Morrison said no criminal charges against the girls are expected; however, she said that investigators who had been in contact with both Caldwell and Davis and their families advised them to go to Juvenile Court when they were ready to return.

Morrison said none of the girls has been forthcoming about where they have been or who they have been with. She said the girls realized they could not stay away with law enforcement, friends, family and citizens on the lookout, as well as their photos being disseminated through the media.

“Literally everybody in the community was looking for these girls,” Morrison said. “The important thing now is that they have been found safe and unharmed.”