A missing North Carolina girl was found safe at the Des Moines bus station last night (Tuesday) after a five-day, multi-state search. Police believe she left her home voluntarily last week with a sex offender on parole. Des Moines police Sergeant Greg Westemeyer says they got a tip on the girl’s location. Dispatchers sent officers to the bus station where they found the white female, 12-year-old Jodie Renee Collie of Rocky Mount, North Carolina. She was reported missing on August 25th by North Carolina authorities. An Amber Alert was issued. Westemeyer says Collie did not appear to be hurt.She was in fair physical condition and was being treated at a local hospital. Westemeyer says the suspect, identified as 27-year-old Philip Daniel Denkler, was not with the girl. He says it’s possible Denkler is still in Iowa. Investigators are still looking for a vehicle that may have been involved, a beige or gold four-door car with North Carolina plates. If you see the car, call your local police or the F-B-I. Westemeyer says Collie was found at the Greyhound station after she called her grandfather to tell him where she had ended up.
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