“Due to the diligence and hard work of @MCTXSheriff Detectives, we are pleased to report that Ryder Skye Cambron has been safely located in Dobbin, Texas,” the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office tweeted.
“Missing Teen-Ryder Skye Cambron found safe. She was not abducted,” the sheriff’s office also wrote.
Breaking News-Missing Teen- Ryder Skye Cambron found safe. She was not abducted.
— MCTXSheriff (@MCTXSheriff) September 19, 2019
In a strange twist, a sheriff’s office news release said that she “orchestrated her disappearance” with a male teen.
Police officials said she falsified the kidnapping with a 17-year-old male.
Cambron allegedly “left clues for her family to believe she had been abducted,” police Specialist Steve Squier said in the news release.
The girl, according to reports, was not heard from after 8 p.m. on Tuesday after she sent a text message. The office said she disappeared from the Indigo Lakes subdivision of Magnolia, Texas, after she was riding a utility vehicle, or UTV, in her neighborhood.
The vehicle was later found abandoned in the woods near a park. Her cell phone was also recovered near the scene.
But Squier said that she intentionally left the UTV and cell phone in the park before leaving with the 17-year-old and two adult males.
She also fled into a nearby wooded area after figuring out that detectives were searching for her. A witness said they spotted someone hiding near railroad tracks wearing a camouflage hoodie and black shorts, which is what Cambron was wearing when she went missing.
Officials said she then traveled over 4 miles from the railroad tracks.
“As Detectives prepared for tracking canines to search the wooded area where she had last been seen, an alert citizen observed a suspicious person hiding in the shadows on the railroad tracks nearby,” Squier said in the news release.
Cambron was not injured, and she was released into the custody of her parents. Officials are now investigating whether they will file any charges in the case.
“This is still an active investigation as Detectives are looking into possible charges to anyone responsible for harboring a runaway,” Squier said.
Further details regarding the case have not been released.