Missing woman Ivy Merck was found alive and safe today in Miami. This comes as a relief and brings an end to a search that has gone over a course of two weeks. Friday was her birthday and officials had made pleas with friends and family to make birthday wishes on her Facebook profile. Here it is just one day later and she is going to be reunited with her loved ones.
It's not every day that a high profile missing person's case ends in such a positive light. Ivy Dawn Merck had her family, the community and onlookers on edge because detectives found questionable notes she'd written to friends and family. It was feared that she may have had plans to take her own life or harm herself in some way. It's fortunate that everything ended well for Ivy Merck, but what happened?
Was she just taking a "mental health break," relaxing in Miami for some fun and self-exploration? Or was there something else going on altogether? Hopefully more details come to the public as things wind down for this young woman. She undoubtedly had problems and needed to think things through, and it's fortunate that she's been found safe and alive.
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