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UC Davis Researcher Found in Haiti

The University of California Davis doctoral candidate who went missing following the 7.0 Richter scale earthquake in Haiti is apparently alive and well.

The family of 28-year-old doctoral candidate Starry Sprenkle lost contact with her following the earthquake. A university spokesperson said today that her father confirmed that she had been found.

Sprenkle was doing plant research in the town of Deschappelle several hours from Haiti's capital of Port-au-Prince. She has lived in Haiti on and off for six years and recently married a Haitian physician. She also has a 20 month old daughter.

The woman's father Stephen Sprenkle said she and her daughter were traveling to Port-au-Prince when the earthquake struck, and he lost contact with her. The University says it appears that she and her family are safe.

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