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Former Loyola Student Missing Since December Found Safe, Police Say

By  Erica Demarest and Emily Morris | March 23, 2013 9:06am | Updated on March 23, 2013 4:25pm

 Ankita Patel, 23, has been found, police said.
Ankita Patel, 23, has been found, police said.
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CHICAGO — UPDATE: Police said Ankita Patel has been found safe. Police offered no further details.

Police issued a missing person alert that stated a 23-year-old Loyola University student was missing since December.

Ankita Patel, of the 4500 block of South Sawyer Avenue, hadn't been seen or heard from since Christmas Eve and hadn't attended classes, police said.

A Loyola spokeswoman said Patel had been a graduate student and has not been enrolled since 2011.

Patel, who is about 5-foot-3 and 110 pounds, has black hair and black eyes. Police describe her as Indian with a medium complexion.

Police asked anyone with information to contact Area Central detectives at 312-747-8380.