Missing Ittleson Center girl has been found


A young girl who reportedly left the grounds of a Fieldston-area youth treatment center over the weekend has been found and is safe.

Police say Deynea Fludd, 11 — last seen just after 9 a.m., on Saturday, at the Henry Ittleson Center on Iselin Avenue — has been located, but provided no other details. Other reports from those close to what's happening say Fludd was staying with different family members over the last few days, and is in "good condition."

She was reportedly taken into police custody Wednesday, and is now being professionally evaluated. 

Fludd lived at the 32-bed facility run by The Jewish Board of Family and Children's Services. Her disappearance followed that of three other girls in November who were found a short time later in New Jersey, according to a family member of one of the girls.

A spokesman for the facility said he could provide no additional information, citing privacy concerns.

"We are extremely concerned that a young resident exited the Ittleson Center last Saturday," the Jewish Board spokesman told The Riverdale Press in a statement soon after her disappearance. "We are working closely with law enforcement, and we hope and pray that she will be located and returned safely."

Police did not reveal how or where Fludd was found.