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Runaway teen to return to Ohio -- but when?
by Meredith Heagney
Authorities aren't saying exactly how or when Fathima Rifqa Bary is returning to Ohio.
But as of yesterday, it's official: The 17-year-old religious runaway is to be transferred into the care of Franklin County Children Services. She will live with a foster family on her return.
It's unclear whether the girl, who goes by Rifqa, will be at a hearing Tuesday in Franklin County Juvenile Court. The court is handling a case that will determine where she will live in Columbus.
Rifqa's immigration status also remains unknown to the public. She is a native of Sri Lanka, and an attorney in the Florida case raised questions about whether she's in the country legally.
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