Complaint: ‘Missing’ Minnesota 16-year-old girl wasn’t missing

The mother and grandparents of a Montgomery, Minn., woman has been charged with falsely reporting her “missing,” the Mankato Free Press reports.

The report that Audrey Marie Luke was missing prompted additional attention because of Kenyon police chief Lee Sjolander’s heartfelt plea for her to return home.

She was later “found” in Duluth and returned home.

The Free Press says a criminal complaint reports that Audrey contacted police the day after the post drew widespread attention and said her mother, Tiffany Lukes, knew she wasn’t a runaway but was in Duluth.

The complaint said Audrey had returned home several times to retrieve clothes and that her grandparents had given her money, according to the woman.

(h/t: Audrey Helbling)