Sampurna Basu is safe.
She was found in San Francisco. Apparently, she ran away. Thank you to everyone who re-posted this story or otherwise helped with the search. More info here (thanks, RK).
Original post, below the fold.
I just saw an alarming email via the ASATA list– a Desi teen from the bay area is missing. Please keep your eyes open, forward this post to your friends, do whatever you can do.
The following information is from the Klaas Foundation:
Missing Child: Sampurna
Date Missing: 03/20/2009
Missing From: San Mateo
Age at Disappearance: 15 years old
Weight: 140 lbs
Other: Sampurna has a scar above her right eyebrow and a small scar on right side of her nose.
Circumstances: Sampurna went missing from San Mateo, California on March 20, 2009. Sampurna has not been seen or heard from her since her disappearance. She may still be in the local area.
My prayers are with her family, friends and everyone who is searching for her.