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Posted at 7:31 AM ET, 12/14/2010

Missing girl, 12 returns home to Va.

By The Associated Press

A missing 12-year-old Virginia girl who was found unharmed in San Francisco has come home.

Roanoke County police say Brittany Mae Smith flew home with two detectives Monday night. Her father, Benjamin Smith, told local media outlets at a news conference that her return was the happiest day of his life.

The girl and her accused abductor, 32-year-old Jeffrey Scott Easley, hadn't been seen since they were spotted Dec. 3 on a surveillance video at a Walmart store outside Roanoke.

The girl's mother and Easley's girlfriend, Tina Smith, was found dead last week at their southwestern Virginia home. Police consider her death a homicide.

Easley is expected to have his extradition hearing Tuesday morning in San Francisco.

By The Associated Press  | December 14, 2010; 7:31 AM ET
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