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Jaida Lakes-Bates, 13, was found in the Sackville area on Wednesday. (Halifax Regional Police)

Halifax police say they have located a 13-year-old girl who was reported missing on Wednesday.

Jaida Lakes-Bates was found in the Sackville area later that night.

Police said she was returned to her home "safe and sound."

Lakes-Bates had last been seen at the Halifax Shopping Centre on Wednesday at noon.