Published April 06, 2013
A Colorado teenager reported missing by her family more than a month ago has been found in California where police say she is not in any danger.
Raven Cassidy Furlong was reported missing when she didn’t return home from her Aurora, Colorado high school in February. Authorities searching for the then-17-year-old were considering the possibility that she may be a victim of sex trafficking.
Furlong was seen Friday night at a taping of American Ninja Warrior, and voluntarily went with LAPD officers for questioning, MyFoxLA.com reported.
Police determined the now 18-year-old was in good health and not in any danger and released her over the objections of her aunt, Tobi Buckley. Furlong’s family believes she is being held against her will.
Auora police classified Furlong a “runaway,” but the family questions whether she was tricked into moving to California with the promise of modeling work.
According to investigators there is no evidence at this time to indicate the teen was lured to Los Angeles for the purpose of prostitution.
Furlong left her home on Feb. 5 with two friends, telling her family that she would return in two days, according to investigators.
Her vehicle was found in Venice, Calif. in March, but authorities had not been able to make contact with her
Colorado police are no longer considering this a missing person’s case, MyFoxLA.com reported.