New Info: Missing Teen Left Home on her Own

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities have concluded that a 15-year-old Wisconsin girl who went missing for several days last week was not abducted.

A Waukesha County sheriff's spokeswoman says the Town of Genesee girl left home on her own.

The girl was reported missing Nov. 5 after she failed to show up for school. She had texted a friend that she was going to ride her bicycle after she had missed the school bus.

Investigators found her bicycle in Waukesha but had few clues about her disappearance. The girl surfaced last Friday in Chicago, asking police for help.

WISN-TV reports police believe the girl rode her bike to a park-and-ride lot, and then took a bus to Chicago's O'Hare International Airport.

Investigators believe she spent three days in Chicago, mostly walking around.

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