Missing Gillette teenager located in New Jersey

Valeriia Nudha, 15 (City of Gillette)

GILLETTE, Wyo. — A teenage girl recently reported missing by her family has been found in New Jersey, Gillette Police said Thursday.

Valeriia “Lera” Nudha, 15, who was reported missing in mid-June after leaving her Gillette home in mid-June, was found in Lyndhurst, New Jersey, earlier this week, according to Gillette Deputy Police Chief Brent Wasson.

Nudha, who was adopted from Ukraine, was last seen in Gillette on June 14 after she left her home in Heritage Village on June 14, according to a June 22 press release from the City of Gillette requesting public assistance in locating her.

Wasson was unsure when or if Nudha would be returning to Gillette.