After several days of pleading with the public to help find his 14-year-old adopted daughter who he said may have run off with the help of "someone she must have met online," a pastor in Universal City, Texas, is now rejoicing after she was found alive and reunited with her family.
On Saturday, the Cibolo Police Department announced in a press release that MiKayla Lindow, the daughter of Pastor David Lindow Jr., of First Baptist Church of Universal City was found at an address in San Antonio.
"On Saturday, Jan. 7, MiKayla Lindow was located in San Antonio by the San Antonio Police Department. A Cibolo Police Detective met with SAPD and took custody of MiKayla. MiKayla has since been reunited with her family," the release said in part.
Last Tuesday after alerting authorities of his daughter's disappearance, Lindow explained in a video posted to YouTube that MiKayla, his youngest daughter, made good on a threat she made earlier, to leave the family home after she was disciplined for "inappropriate" behavior online.
"She's threatened to do this due to some of the disciplinary actions that have been taken due to her inappropriate activity on the internet and with her phone, and just some other inappropriate behavior," Lindow said. "At about 10:15 last night ( last Monday), I went up to go to bed and went on to check on her and she was gone, and some of her things were gone. Apparently she has been in contact with someone that has assisted her in leaving."
He would go on to post other videos until she was found with the help of local police and federal law enforcement officials.