A Lubbock teenager who disappeared outside of her school has been found in another state after a joint effort by local, state, and federal authorities.

Fourteen-year-old Mattie Worley was last seen on Friday, November 13th, 2020 outside Terra Vista Middle School and then disappeared for eight days, according to her family.

KAMC News now reports that she was found through a joint effort by Lubbock police, federal authorities, and law enforcement from another state.

An organization called Preying on Predators also got involved after police found evidence that Worley had contact with a child predator through the internet and may have been manipulated.


Worley was finally found Sunday, Nov. 22nd, with a man at a home in Alden, Michigan. A Michigan State Police SWAT Team had to be called in to ensure her safety. She was then taken to a hospital for evaluation and will soon be reunited with her parents, according to news reports.

Meanwhile, the man she was with has yet to be publicly identified, but he was taken into custody and could face charges. Police have yet to explain how Worley made her way to Michigan in the first place.

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