CYPRESS, Texas – Two teenage girls reported missing for just over a week were found safe Saturday in San Antonio, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s Department.
Liana Andrews, 16, and Kacie Watson, 14, had been gone since Aug. 16 when the two took one of their parents’ cars and never returned.
The San Antonio Police Department found both girls Saturday in the downtown district, deputies said.
The girls have been reunited with their families and are back home. According to the teens’ families, Andrew’s grandmother was watching the pair the night day they vanished. After the grandmother went to sleep, the girls took off in a car.
Andrews sent a message to her grandmother that said they would be back home on Saturday, Aug. 17, around 1:30 p.m., but the pair never showed up.
The car, a 2001 Gold Chrysler Sebring, was later found days later abandoned in downtown San Antonio near the courthouse with some of their personal belongings still in it.
The families believed the girls went to see a man they met online so police considered them runaways.
A vigil was held for the two girls Saturday at the First Metropolitan Church as the community prayed for their safe return.