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Raven Furlong, missing teen, found -- but she refuses to return home to her family

Earlier this year, we told you about the search for Raven Furlong, a missing seventeen-year-old from Aurora. Like Kara Nichols, nineteen, and Kelsie Jean Schelling, 21, two other women whose whereabouts remain unknown, she had a profile on a modeling-related website. Furlong's car was found in L.A. last month -- and now, police say they've made contact with her. But because she's turned eighteen, she doesn't have to return home, and declined to do so, even though her mother fears she's in danger. Photos, video and details below.
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Michael Roberts has written for Westword since October 1990, serving stints as music editor and media columnist. He currently covers everything from breaking news and politics to sports and stories that defy categorization.
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