Missing girl, 15, is found safe after she ran away from home, abandoned her cell phone in the woods and sparked a huge 24 hour search with hundreds of volunteers and a prayer vigil in her Texas hometown
- Ryder Cambron, 15, vanished on Tuesday night after she left her home in Magnolia in Texas
- The teenager was spotted riding her UTV vehicle through her neighborhood
- She had not been heard from since she last sent a text message to her parents at 8pm that night
- Police later found her utility vehicle abandoned in the woods near a park
- Her cellphone was found still inside the UTV
- Police revealed on Wednesday night that the teenager had been found safe after running away
A 15-year-old girl who vanished from her Texas town has been found safe after she abandoned her cellphone in the woods and sparked a huge search with hundreds of volunteers.
Ryder Cambron disappeared on Tuesday night after leaving her home in Magnolia, north of Houston, and was spotted riding her UTV through the subdivision where she lives.
She had not been heard from since sending her parents a text message at about 8pm that night.
Police later found her utility vehicle abandoned in the woods near a park.
Ryder Cambron was found safe on Wednesday night after vanishing 24 hours earlier after running away from her home in Magnolia, north of Houston
Her cellphone was found still inside the UTV.
Authorities immediately launched a two-day wide scale search tht involved blood house tracking dogs and dozens of volunteers.
The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said on Wednesday night that they had located Ryder just 12 miles away in the nearby town of Dobbin.
She was not abducted but ran away from home.
Ryder had been hiding inside a residence but fled just before authorities arrived.
She was found in a nearby wooded area and is now in police care.
Police later found her utility vehicle abandoned in the woods near a park. Her cellphone was found still inside the UTV
She had not been heard from since she last sent a text message to her parents at 8pm that night
Ryder is a student at Magnolia West High School and comes from a very religious family.
The teen was found just hours after a vigil was held in her hometown as her family and several religious groups prayed for her safe return.
‘Anyone who knows Ryder knows that she is a true believer in God, and I know right now wherever she is, God is with her,’ her father told the crowd.
‘I pray that she will come home. If it’s time for her, it’s time for her, but she will be with God, I know she will.’
Those who attended the vigil went on to help authorities in their search during the night.
Search and rescue teams scoured the wooded area with the assistance of blood hound tracking dogs and dozens of volunteers
Authorities immediately launched a wide scale, two-day search for the missing teenager