HUNT COUNTY, Texas — Updated at 2:20 p.m. Friday:
A 14-year-old girl reported missing Tuesday was found Thursday during a third search, Hunt County officials said Friday.
The teenager left her home early this week and was found in the Campbell area, officials said. A resident contacted authorities saying the girl was likely on their property.
The girl was taken to the hospital for evaluation.
"We had a lot of manpower out looking for her and were determined to do everything we could and use every asset we had available to find her safe. I want to thank all the officers and volunteers that gave their time to assist in this case," said Sheriff Randy Meeks in a written statement.
The Hunt County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 14-year-old girl.
Authorities say 14-year-old Kirsten Rice walked away from her house near 5240 Co Road 4217 in Campbell on Tuesday and did not return.
Rice is described as being 4-feet-10-inches tall and weighing 85 pounds with hazel eyes and brown hair.
She was last seen wearing a long black sleeve shirt, blue jeans and green boots.
Police say she may have been carrying a navy-blue hoodie, pink knitted hat and a camouflage cap.
Anyone with information on Rice’s whereabouts is asked to call police at 903-453-6800.