The Forest Lake girl, missing for more than two months, was found safe and sound on Friday, police said.
Desiray Kappes, 14, who was not seen cycling out of her home on May 19, was “found in good health” and is cooperating with investigators, according to a news release prepared by Forest Lake Police Chief Rick Peterson.
The Forest Lake Police Department dropped its missing person alert for Desiray at 10:23 p.m. Friday.
“The Forest Lake Police Department is grateful to the many law enforcement agencies, organizations and individuals with information who helped locate Desiray,” Peterson wrote in the statement. “Due to the ongoing investigation, further information may not be available through the weekend. Any additional information will be provided by the Forest Lake Police Department.
Desiray, who turned 14 on May 3, left his Forest Lake home on his bike around 8:30 a.m. on May 19, according to surveillance camera footage from a nearby home. She left a note saying she was “going to travel to the United States with her boyfriend,” her mother, Miranda “Mandi” Lufsky, told Pioneer Press in June. “I don’t know any boyfriends. She didn’t have a boyfriend.
Desiray, who is homeschooled, took her black cat, Cosmo, with her when she left.