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Missing Amherst girl, 13, found safe

A girl who went missing from her Amherst neighborhood was found safe in Buffalo early Friday.

Grace Pesarchick, who’s 13, has Asperger’s syndrome. Police were notified shortly after 8:30 p.m. Thursday that she was missing.

A search, involving a police dog and the Erie County Sheriff’s Office helicopter, was initiated. Local media were notified and word of the search spread across social media as well, police said.

Grace was found by Buffalo police at the Hilton Garden Inn on Lafayette Square shortly after 1 a.m. Friday.