Missing Lakewood teen found safe

LAKEWOOD - A 15-year-old girl with the mental capacity of a second grader was found safe Tuesday after she failed to go home after leaving Lakewood High School.Destiny Shorter left school at 2:50 p.m. but didn't make it home, prompting her mother to report Destiny missing at 4 p.m. Deputies from the Lakewood Sheriff's Station searched through the night using bloodhounds and following up on various leads but failed to find her. Destiny showed up to school the following morning. She told detectives she left school with a female friend because she was afraid she would be punished for using her sister's cell phone without permission. "She has been reunited with her mother, who is very relieved with the outcome," said Lt. Dan Beringer of the Lakewood Sheriff's Station.

********** Published: December 13, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 35