Police: Missing Baltimore teen found in Prince George’s Co.

WASHINGTON — A missing 16-year-old Baltimore girl who was last seen at school on March 8 was found in an apartment complex in Prince George’s County, Maryland, police said.

Kennedi High, a student at Western High in Baltimore, has been reunited with her family Monday morning, Baltimore police spokesman T.J. Smith said at a press conference later that day.

Smith said she was found physically unharmed, but the investigation is still ongoing. No one is currently in custody in connection to her disappearance, Smith added.

At this point, police do not believe that her disappearance was a hoax. She appears to have left voluntarily with someone that she met on a dating app, despite not having a cellphone, Smith said.

Some social media leads pointed police to California but, according to Smith, those leads were ultimately not “fruitful.” Other information led police to believe the girl was around locally.

At a press conference Sunday, Smith said police deal with multiple missing persons reports every day, but High’s case presented additional causes for concern. Her family indicated that her autism might have prevented her from questioning suspicious circumstances.

Smith said Sunday there was no indication of an abduction, but police had been exploring a variety of theories, including the possibility that she was a victim of human trafficking.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Teta Alim

Teta Alim is a Digital Editor at WTOP. Teta's interest in journalism started in music and moved to digital media.

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