A West Palm Beach teen, who disappeared months ago, has been found by detectives in Philadelphia.
"She was just crying," Juana Rodriguez said moments after speaking to her daughter Benita. "I don't know what to say. I don't have no words right now, I honestly don't."
Just after 11 p.m. Monday night Philadelphia detectives reported that the 15-year-old was alive and in their custody.
According to West Palm Beach police, before she was discovered, Benita was last seen in the company of Gregory Thomas Jr. on July 4.
He is the son of Gregory Thomas Senior who has been arrested in connection with the chaining of mentally disabled people to a radiator in a basement of a Philadelphia home.
Also charged were Linda Weston and Eddie Wright.
The disabled victims were found behind a locked door. They were emaciated, had bed sores and lived in a small room.
Juana Rodriguez said felt overwhelming joy after learning her daughter was OK. "Blessed, very blessed and like I said I want to thank each and every one of you all because I would have never found her."
Rodriguez said all she wants to do is hug her daughter and let her know how much she is loved. She hopes to be reunited this week.
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