Aspiring Teen Model Found After Months Of Searching
An aspiring model, missing for two months and presumed to have been abducted after posting her photo on a modeling website, has just surfaced in California.
18-year-old Raven Cassidy Furlong, a high school senior from Denver, vanished on her way to school in February.
She had joined Model Mayhem, a website where aspiring models post pictures in the hope of being discovered. Her family launched a nationwide search believing she was abducted by sex traffickers.
Raven’s mother said, “My greatest fear is she is being held against her will.”
But this weekend, Raven showed up alive and well in Los Angeles.
Raven was spotted in Venice Beach, California by a woman who recognized her from a missing poster. She was waiting in line to audition for, of all things, the reality TV show American Ninja Warrior.
The woman snapped a picture of Raven and called the police. Raven was spotted in the back of a police cruiser. She told the officers she had simply run away from home.
After she was released by the police, she was approached by a photographer.
Raven said, “Everybody can leave me alone, cause I’ve been fine and I am fine.”
Her mom is overjoyed that Raven has been found, but still believes she's being kept against her will.
"We love you Raven" she wrote on Facebook, "The police may not care. They just released you back to those keeping you away from us, but we will never stop looking and loving you."