Missing Nebraska beauty queen found safe in Indiana

Published March 07, 2014

| FoxNews.com

Authorities said the teenage beauty queen who vanished Sunday without a trace after she took out the trash at her eastern Nebraska home was found Thursday night at a home in Indianapolis.

Michaela Wells, 16, vanished Sunday night when she left her parent’s Bellevue, Neb., home to take out the trash. Her family searched the neighborhood and called friends to locate the girl.

Police told FoxNews.com that Wells was in good condition and that the investigation is continuing in Indiana.

Wells, the 2013 winner of the USA National Miss Nebraska Teen competition, was home schooled and has a USA National Miss Pageant scheduled for June. According to a Nebraska State fair biography, the teen has used her crown to promote awareness of her younger brother’s disease called Food Protein Induced Enterocolitis Syndrome.

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