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Both missing Aloha sisters home safe, police say

Both missing Aloha sisters home safe, police say
Catlin Screws (left) and her sister Harlie Screws in a photo released by the Washington County Sheriff's Office.

ALOHA, Ore. – Two runaway sisters who had not been seen since Wednesday are home safely, police said late Sunday night.

Police said it appeared neither had been harmed, and that they were working with the girls' families to prevent the girls from running away again.

There had been some confusion over the weekend about the girls' status.

Sgt. Dave Thompson with the Washington County Sheriff's Office said at one point that Harlie Screws, 18, had returned, but her mother told KATU wasn't the case. Jennifer Hughes said her daughter has been in touch with her by phone.

At that time, 15-year-old Catlin Screws was still missing.

"She's done this before," Thompson said at the time. "We'll keep a lookout for her."

Deputies on Friday were called to the 18800 block of Southwest Mobile Lane in Aloha where they took a report about the runaway sisters. Detectives were concerned because they thought the sisters might have been with two older men.

Hughes said she believed the men were part of an extreme religious group that could be a cult.