BRYANSK, January 12 (Itar-Tass) — First-form pupils Anastasia Boraborkina and Olga Markelova who went missing in Bryansk on January 11 have been found alive, regional police spokeswoman Svetlana Kokotova told Itar-Tass on Thursday.
Police found the girls in their friend's apartment in the Otradnoye neighborhood where all of them live.
Medics and psychologists are checking the girls.
Anastasia and Olga did not return home after classes which ended at 13:00, on January 11. At 17:00, the parents of one of the girls reported their disappearance to police.
Preliminary reports said the girls had been last seen at 18:00, on January 11.
More than 500 police and experts with sniffer dogs took part in the search.
At the beginning of the search, criminal proceedings were opened over murder. Investigative Committee spokesman Vladimir Markin explained it was routine practice in such cases, as it enables the investigators and detectives to carry out all the necessary actions aimed at finding the missing children.