UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Upper Providence police confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Deirdre Magolon has been found safe in Philadelphia.

Upper Providence Police Detective Sgt. Bechtel said Monday that the department had been receiving tips on the missing 20-year-old woman since the story hit the media. Police had been investigating a lead that Magolon was hitchhiking after she left the vehicle on Route 422.

It was confirmed Tuesday that a driver gave Magolon a ride to Rosehill and East Ontario streets in Philadelphia. Over the next two days, Magolon was spotted on Kensington Avenue in Philadelphia, near North Front Street on Saturday and near Aramingo Avenue on Sunday.

Magolon left her home, where she resides with her family, shortly before 7 p.m. on March 6. The car she was driving, a black Mazda MX3, was found abandoned on eastbound Route 422 near the King of Prussia interchange around 7:20 p.m. that evening.

Personal information about Magolon was also released on Tuesday shortly before she was found, including mental health issues and a previous suicide attempt.

The Magolon family and the Upper Providence police thanked the Philadelphia Police Department for its assistance in finding her.

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