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FOUND: Missing Aurora woman located safe, police say

Rakiya Haynes | photo provided by Aurora police

An 18-year-old woman reported missing from west suburban Aurora has been found safe in the south suburbs, police said Saturday evening.

Rakiya Haynes was reported missing Friday after she was last seen Jan. 4 in the Washington Heights area in Chicago, Aurora police said in a statement.

Authorities were concerned that she might have been held against her will, police said at the time.

Hayes was located safe in south suburban Lansing, according to Aurora police, who said they were investigating the circumstances of her disappearance.

Chicago police said they were not contacted about Haynes.