BAYTOWN, Texas – A missing Baytown teenager has been found safe more than a week after she disappeared.
Goose Creek ISD confirms Vanessa Macias, 17, was found in northwest Harris County.
According to Harris County Precinct 4, a deputy was patrolling the area of Cypresswood Drive and I-45 when she noticed a girl walking behind a business. The deputy said that the girl was looking downward and wearing a baseball cap as though she was attempting to conceal her face.
The deputy became suspicious and approached the girl. It was then that the deputy recognized Macias.
There’s no word on where she has been.
Dozens of volunteers had searched for Macias since she was reported missing. Over the weekend, Texas Equusearch volunteers tried tracking the teen on foot and with ATVs.
Macias was last spotted by a security camera down the street from Robert E. Lee High School just before 11 p.m. last Tuesday. There were several more unconfirmed sightings around town.
An Amber Alert wasn’t issued, because authorities didn’t believe Vanessa was abducted.