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Missing mentally impaired Va. woman found

Tuesday - 3/8/2011, 3:45pm  ET

ALEXANDRIA - A young woman with impaired mental capabilities was found safe and sound Sunday morning.

Lauren Taylor, 21, was found on the streets of Alexandria after she approached a police officer and asked for help.

There is no indication where she had been since she walked away from a Falls Church group home on February 21.

Fairfax County police had issued a national alert for the Virginia woman who had disappeared once before in September from her parents Alexandria home. At that time, she was found two days later wandering the streets.

WTOP's Hank Silverberg contributed to this story. Follow Hank and WTOP on Twitter.

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