Update: Missing Albertville Teen Found
A St. Michael-Albertville High School freshman had been missing from her Albertville home for nearly 48 hours.
An Albertville mother who was seeking the public's help in finding her 15-year-old daughter after she disappeared Friday night has found her and brought her home.
Tina Windom of Albertville told authoritiess she hadn't seen her daughter, Cossette Carr, a freshman at St. Michael-Albertville High School, since she told her family she was going to bed early Friday night.
"She said she was really tired and was going to head up to bed. The next morning, she was just gone," Windom said.
Windom said she quickly contacted the Wright County Sheriff's Department and they picked up the case. From what she and investigators have been able to piece together, they think Cossette took off for Faribault, MN, where her friend, Patrick O. (last name withheld because he's a minor), 16, lives.
"He's living in Faribault with his mother. He's supposed to be a sophomore there," Windom said.
Investigators and Windom have both had conversations with Patrick's parents, but the mother has cut off those lines of communication. Patrick is also not talking to either Windom or police.
"They were at first. We were talking to her. But now they just aren't answering any calls or texts," Windom said. "It's frustrating. We're down here [in Faribault] now trying to find her, but we need people back home to keep an eye out in case she comes back."
Windom said family and friends are hanging up fliers with Cossette's picture. She said she's willing to take any tips, even anonymously.
Cossette Carr was located with her boyfriend and his family in Faribault, MN, Sunday evening and went home with her mother Sunday night.
Windom said she was very relieved.