Missing Mesa teen found safe

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Alejandro Rivera III By Jennifer Thomas Alejandro Rivera III By Jennifer Thomas

MESA, Ariz. -- Mesa police say a missing 14-year-old boy was found at his biological mother's home in Phoenix.

Alejandro Rivera III left his foster parents' home near Baseline and Signal Butte roads at approximately 6 a.m. Monday and did not return.

Sgt. Ed Wessing said it is not unusual for the teen to be late coming home, but once he was later than normal his foster parents contacted police.

Wessing said Alejandro was unharmed.