Missing Kalkaska teen found downstate
KALKASKA COUNTY, Mich., (WPBN/WGTU) -- After nearly a month, a 13-year-old girl missing out of Kalkaska County has been found safe.
Andie Thomas was located at a home in Lansing on Thursday.
Her foster parents reported her missing to the Kalkaska County Sheriff's Office on August 27. They say she left a note saying she would text if she needed anything.
Detectives with the Osceola County Sheriff's Office got involved with the investigation because deputies say Andie had a lot of ties to that area.
Investigators narrowed down a list of possible places Andie could be, and checked those locations multiple times throughout the investigation.
Eventually, one of the people at the residences gave in and admitted to having contact with Andie through a social media texting app.
Members of the Traverse Narcotics Team, the Michigan State Police Missing Persons Unit, and the Michigan State Police Michigan Intelligence Operation Center coordinated resources to develop an address in Clinton County, where the electronic device was being used.
Troopers went to the home on Thursday and located Andie inside with a 22-year-old Lansing man.
Andie was determined okay and taken to a safe location without incident.
The 22-year-old Lansing is currently under investigation for his involvement with Andie's running away.
Any new information in this ongoing investigation is expected to be released on Monday.
If you ever have any information regarding the location of a missing person or juvenile runaway, Michigan State Police says to contact local law enforcement, or call the MSP missing person tip line at (855) 642-4847.