RCMP say a teen girl last seen in Winnipeg three days before she was scheduled to return to her hometown of Thompson has been found and is safe.

The 15-year-old girl was supposed to be back in Thompson by bus on Jan. 9 but never returned. She was reported missing that day.

The last reported sighting of her had been in Winnipeg on Jan. 6.

The RCMP issued a plea to the public to help them locate the girl, saying they were concerned about her well-being.

On Jan. 23, RCMP sent out a news release saying the girl was located. No information was provided about where she was found. 

An earlier version of this story included the girl's name and photo but those details have been removed to protect her privacy.