A missing Colorado teenager was located on Monday after she disappeared for ten days, local authorities have said.
Missing 14-year-old Chloe Campbell was located at about 5 p.m. at a residence in Thornton. She was found by the Boulder Police Department, working in collaboration with state and federal agencies and neighboring local jurisdictions, said a statement put out by the City of Boulder authorities.
She was taken to a hospital for medical evaluation, and her parents were notified.
While investigators believe that Chloe ran away, there is an ongoing investigation into where she was and what occurred while she was separated from her family. Some details are being withheld at this time to allow for a thorough investigation, police said.
“We are incredibly grateful for the partnership of state and federal agencies, who through a variety of investigative efforts, helped our detectives bring Chloe home. We are also appreciative of the outpouring of community and media interest in this case,” said Boulder Police Chief Maris Herold.
Boulder police became aware of Campbell’s recent disappearance on Oct. 1, when a runaway report was filed by her father.
Boulder police said they have no evidence to suggest that an abduction occurred in this case. For that reason, and to avoid “public fatigue,” an Amber Alert was not issued.
At a brief press conference, Deputy Chief Stephen Redfearn said that detectives had frequent contact with Chloe’s family and communicated with several acquaintances of the missing teenager.
“There were numerous reported sightings as well as social media activity, which was pursued diligently by investigators,” the City of Boulder statement said.
“As is protocol for missing children cases, police are asking the media to please take Chloe’s photo down from websites and other broadcast channels,” the statement added.