Glendale PD: Missing teen found safe

Posted at 4:12 PM, Mar 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-09 12:05:32-05

Glendale police say teenager Destiny Avalos was found safe after not coming home from school Monday.

Police say 18-year-old Avalos has spoken with detectives in person and is safe.

Avalos’ boyfriend first alerted her mother when he noticed the teen never showed up at Independence High School, police said.

Avalos' mother told officers that she dropped her off near the school Monday morning and saw her walking towards the campus.

The disappearance turned even more bizarre when Avalos texted friends and family members saying that she was being followed by strange women and that she was lost and scared.

Police say Avalos was never in harm's way, but didn't clarify why she disappeared.