UPDATE: Missing Brooklyn Park Girl Found Safe
**NOTE: This story has been updated from a previous version that was published Thursday at 5:10 p.m.**
A missing 15-year-old Brooklyn Park girl has returned home safe to her family, according to the girl’s mother.
Athelgra Williams spoke with CCX News on Thursday. Williams said the last contact she had with her daughter, Kaya Williams, was after midnight on Tuesday.
“It’s just so unlike her.”
Williams said the Lakeville Police Department brought her daughter home Thursday night after she was located. She said her daughter is well and expressed gratitude to the Brooklyn Park Police Department and everyone else who worked to help find Kaya.
Report of Girl’s Disappearance
It was a routine Wednesday morning when Athelgra Williams went to wake her daughter up for school, but something was wrong.
“She has a loft bed and I kind of climbed up, ‘Kaya,’ and she wasn’t there.”
Williams searched the whole home, but didn’t find her.
“I went into a panic,” said Williams.
Only her cellphone and a note were left behind.
“The note just said that if you are reading this mom, you know that I left the house. I didn’t do anything. I just love you more than anything,” said Williams.
Williams doesn’t know why her daughter would leave.
“She has a family who loves her and takes care of her.”
The girl’s mother expressed how worried she is about her.
“It’s really hard because you automatically go to the worse-case scenario. When the police asked me for something with my child’s DNA on it, that’s a different thing.”
Students Raise Support
Kaya is a 10th-grade student at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis.
Williams says her daughter is a great student and athlete.
“Just super empathetic person and kind,” says Williams. “People love her energy.”
Kaya is being missed.
“Her track team friends, they texting saying, ‘Hey we’ve started a prayer circle for Kaya to make sure she gets home safe.'”
Williams says she is working with the Brooklyn Park Police Department to find her missing daughter.
“I’m counting down the minutes from when I last saw my child and I’m hoping to just put my hands on her and just hold her so she knows that we want her home and we want her healthy.”