Missing 16-year-old found with coach in Stockton home, ABC News confirms

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A teen police say ran away with a former high school coach was found safe at a home with him.

According to ABC News, a 16-year-old girl who went missing with her former high school wrestling coach has been found with him at a home in Stockton, California.

Stockton is the same town where the teen lives.

Alexus Arther went missing last Wednesday. Deputies with the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office believed she was traveling with 25-year-old Phillip Maglaya. He was a volunteer wrestling coach at Franklin High School, the same school Alexus was attending.

According to the San Joaquin County Sheriff's Office, Maglaya is in custody. Authorities think the two may have been in a romantic relationship.

In a tearful interview before the teen was found, her parents pleaded with the public for help.

"Bring my daughter home. I just want to see her face, I just want to hear her voice. I don't know, it just hurts me to come home and you see your child every day and then one day she disappears," said Alexus' mom Iris Arther.

In school, Alexus was involved in the International Baccalaureate program.
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