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Linfield College student found safe in Newport

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Michelle Kawachi Michelle Kawachi
MCMINNVILLE, OR (KPTV) -

A missing 22-year-old Linfield College student was found safe Tuesday night on the Oregon Coast.

Michelle Kawachi's brother contacted police earlier this week and reported that their family had been unable to contact Michelle Kawachi since April 17. They checked her room at Linfield and said her phone was either turned off or not working.

Officers interviewed family, close friends and other students, but no one had any information about Kawachi's whereabouts, so police issued a public alert in hopes of finding her.

Police said Tuesday there was no indication of foul play in the case.

On Wednesday night, Newport police made contact with Kawachi, who is said to be in good health. She was reunited with her family.

Prior to Kawachi being found, investigators said she enjoyed visiting the central Oregon coast.

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