Police say a missing Halifax teen has been found safe and sound.

Jaida Lakes-Bates, 13, was last seen at the Halifax Shopping Centre around noon on Monday.

Police released a statement Wednesday afternoon asking for help in locating the teen, who had not been in contact with her family since Monday.

Police issued another statement Wednesday night saying Lakes-Bates had been found in the Sackville area.

She has since been returned to her home.