HOWELL COUNTY, Mo. (KFVS) - Destiney Layman, 15, was found safe by a family friend on Oct. 18 near White Church.
She is safe at home with her family according to officials with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Howell County Sheriff’s Office issued an Endangered Person Advisory for Destiney on Oct. 17.
Before she was found, Destiney was last seen walking away from a school bus stop near County Road 3690 in Mountain View, Mo., after school, around 4:20 p.m. on Oct. 11.
According to authorities, she was adopted several years ago and may have been attempting to find her biological family in the areas of Poplar Bluff, Mo. or Paragould, Ark.