HICKORY, N.C. -- The two young girls missing from Hickory have been safely located.

Tori Rieffel, 9, and 8-year-old Lena Rieffel were missing from around noon until about 3:30 p.m. They were first reported missing from Viewmont Elementary School.

They were found at Graystone Eye, where their mother works, in the afternoon. Police believe a mother dropped off the girls.

Police are investigating the circumstances.

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