A MISSING teenager has been found after her parents expressed concern over a photo of her looking “unwell” during a 10-day search.
Chloe Campbell, 14, was last seen on September 30 at a football game at Boulder High School in Colorado.
Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold said Chloe was found at a home in Thornton, Colorado, around 5 p.m.
“While investigators continue to believe Chloe ran away, an investigation is underway into where she was and what happened while she was separated from her family,” Herold said.
“There is evidence that Chloe took significant steps to avoid contact with law enforcement and her family,” Boulder Department Police Chief Stephen Redfearn said Monday.
“However, we had indications that she was alive throughout the week.”
While officials believe the teenager ran away, they continue to investigate the situation.
Chloe was listed as “Vulnerable” because it was believed she did not have access to the money or medicines she needed during her disappearance.
It had previously been reported that a photo of Chloe looking “hurt and unwell” was sent to her parents days after she disappeared.
Her father, David, told CBS Colorado that witnesses allegedly said she was with two older men when she left the game.
He added: “Older men. Too old for high school.”
It has been claimed that Chloe may have been “drunk” while walking the Boulder Creek Trail.
The teenager has not been found – more than a week after his disappearance.
David said he received a photo sent anonymously in which Chloe looked “sick and injured,” according to the KDPR.
He said: “The communications we have received from third parties pretending to be Chloe are from a Snapchat handle that we are not familiar with.”
Chloe had disappeared without a trace and was reportedly not in contact with relatives.
David told KDVR that some of her friends claimed Chloe is safe and living with family in Arizona.
However, police have not been able to confirm the reports as investigations into her disappearance continue.
Police said: “She may be dating an adult male.”
The police believe they were unable to obtain any money or medicine.
Her parents have made a desperate plea, urging her to return home.
Chloe’s mother, Jessica Knape, told the youngster that she was “not in trouble”.
Police added: “Chloe’s family wants Chloe to know that all she wants is for her home to be safe and for her to be out of trouble.”
An AMBER warning was not issued.
AMBER alerts are used to alert the public when police officers believe a child has been abducted.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6408250/missing-teen-chloe-campbell-found-boulder-colorado/ Important update in the Chloe Campbell case as a missing teenager has been found near Boulder, Colorado after parents had concerns about the photo