Runaway teen girl found safe in San Jose, Calif.
Sheyenne Marie Garnett, 13, was taken into protective custody on Monday evening
A teenage girl who did not return to the house where she was staying in Beaverton and indicated she was running away was located Monday evening in San Jose, Calif.
Sheyenne Marie Garnett, 13, was found to be safe, said Mike Rowe, spokesman for the Beaverton Police Department.
The Beaverton detective working on the case determined a boy Garnett had communicated with on a social network lived in San Jose. The detective reached the boy's father, who confirmed on Monday evening that Sheyenne was at his house. San Jose Police were contacted and took Sheyenne into protective custody at 10:30 p.m., because of her status as a runaway.
Garnett, who has been staying in the Beaverton area for an extended vacation with a family friend, sent a text message to her father in Arizona on Monday at 3:10 a.m. stating, "Please don't tell anybody, I am running away."
Family members told police the girl, who is from Arizona, had no money, did not know the Beaverton area and doesn't use public transportation. Garnett has several medical conditions for which she is treated with medication. Family members did not know if she had her medication with her.
"We would like to thank you all for getting the word out and assisting us in trying to locate this young lady," Rowe said in a statement.