A 14-year-old girl who went missing in 2021 was discovered pregnant in a Michigan home’s closet.
A US Marshals fugitive team located the teen, who was distraught, around 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday in Port Huron, Michigan, according to Deputy Marshal Robert Watson.
“She was pretty upset, she was crying and she was pretty scared,” he added.
“She had no idea what was going to happen to her.”
The authorities were able to trace the girl after being tipped off to search the home.
Mr Watson said she was later taken to the hospital for a wellness exam, where she was discovered to be pregnant.
Mr Watson was told by Child Protective Services on Thursday that her father was “very relieved” that the teen had been found.
“For the past year and a half, he had been living a nightmare. And he’s much happier now “Watson stated.
Officials are pursuing parental kidnapping charges against the girl’s mother, who had custody of the teenager, according to the Detroit Free Press.