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A 12-year-old Albion girl has been found unharmed, village police reported Thursday afternoon, and a man is being questioned about the circumstances surrounding her brief disappearance.

Marina L. Zeppetella, who was last seen Wednesday afternoon at Albion Middle School, was found this morning on Route 77, near the Pembroke exit of the state Thruway. She was located as a direct result of media reports and a tip from a concerned citizen, police said.

Police believe Marina left the school area on her own free will, in the company of a man, and spent some time in the City of Buffalo before she was located today. The man is in police custody.

Anyone who may have seen Marina during the past day, in the company of a man, is asked to contact Albion police at (585) 589-5627.