Avery Dawn Workman has been found. Missing since Sunday, the teen's family suspected she had been drugged and taken to Boulder by a homeless man she met at the 16th Street Mall in Denver, Colorado. She had last spoken to her sister at 2:45 pm on Sunday, but didn't meet with her at 8 pm, like she had said she would.
Detective John White of the Denver Police Department said, "She is unharmed from what I understand. This actually appears to be more of a runaway situation as opposed to a missing persons case." Avery Workman will be reunited with her legal guardians today.
These teenage girls in Colorado, and everywhere else, for that matter, running away from home because they are so mistreated is getting ridiculous. Do these girls not realize that they are lucky to have a family that cares enough to look for them? Not everyone has that. Are they also unaware that there are people who are actually missing and the time spent searching for runaways is wasted and could be better used for actual missing persons cases? Are they just looking for attention they think they are lacking? If a child is actually missing, there's no one in their right mind who wouldn't help in any way they could, but these almost adults who are choosing to disappear for their own (selfish, silly) reasons, should be ashamed. That's kind of the opposite of what you're trying to prove. If you want to be treated like an adult, act like one. There are phones everywhere. Let people know where you are.
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