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      Search for missing Traverse City teenager

      The missing 17 year old is identified as Nikki Joy Kaschel, date of birth 07/12/95, she is a bi-racial 5 foot 7 inches tall and weighing approximately 130 lbs. She may possibly be wearing jeans, may have a black camera bag and a blue velvet purse with her.

      The Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Office tells 7 & 4 News that 17 year old Nikki Joy Kaschel was found safe early Friday morning.

      The Grand Traverse County Sheriff's Office is helping a family from Hoosier Valley Road in locating their daughter who appeared to walk away from their Blair Township home sometime after 1100pm on May 29. The report was made to the Sheriff's office on May 30, 2013 at 245 pm.The missing 17 year old is identified as Nikki Joy Kaschel, date of birth 07/12/95, she is a bi-racial 5 foot 7 inches tall and weighing approximately 130 lbs. She may possibly be wearing jeans, may have a black camera bag and a blue velvet purse with her.Nikki is considered vulnerable as she has a diminished comprehension level. She had a bag packed to take with her, however she left the bag behind at her residence.Please contact Grand Traverse Central Dispatch with any information that may be connected to Nikki at 231.922.4550.