Authorities reported the 16-year-old lacking on Thursday night after she left her residence on Roxbury Circle earlier this week by “unknown technique of journey.”
“Desirae has been situated protected and sound and rejoining her household,” the police division tweeted Friday afternoon.
North Port PD Public Data Officer Josh Taylor instructed Fox Information that Malava-Ortiz “contacted her household” on Thursday night and “was reunited” with them on Friday afternoon.
The alert comes almost a month after 22-year-old Gabby Petito’s household reported her lacking on Sept. 11 when she didn’t return to her North Port residence along with her fiance, Brian Laundrie. Her stays had been later present in Wyoming. Laundrie, a fugitive, returned to North Port on Sept. 1 in Petito’s van with out her after the 2 launched into a cross-country street journey over the summer time.
North Port police are nonetheless attempting to trace down Laundrie after he, too, was reported lacking on Sept. 17, although his household final noticed him on Sept. 13.