BCA: Swift County 17-year-old who was reported missing has been found safe

UPDATE 7/23/23 – Authorities have canceled a missing person alert for a Swift County 17-year-old.

According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, the teen has been found safe after she was reported missing earlier this month.

Authorities thank everyone for their help in finding her.

INITIAL REPORT 7/10/23 – Law enforcement officials are asking the public to be on the lookout for a 17-year-old girl who hasn’t been seen or heard from since early Sunday morning.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) issued a missing person alert Thursday for the Kerkhoven girl.

The agency says she was known to frequent the Willmar and Montevideo areas, and is described as being 4-foot-11 and around 103 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who sees her or has information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call the Swift County Sheriff’s Office at 320-843-3133.