Teen missing from Standish area found safe, returning home

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ARENAC COUNTY (WJRT) (1/8/2019) - A teen who had been missing from the Standish area for more than seven months was located over the weekend and is returning home.

Kaitlyn Leonard, who was 15 when she disappeared on May 20, was traveling back to Arenac County on Tuesday, according to the Arenac County Sheriff's Office.

Police are hoping to talk with her when she gets home to find out exactly why she disappeared and what happened while she was gone.

Leonard left her Arenac County home in the middle of the night on May 20 with just a backpack and without her cell phone.

In June, investigators were treating the case as a worst-case scenario, but didn't believe she had been kidnapped or trafficked.