Forest Lake teen missing since May has been found

UPDATE 07/21/23:

Authorities announced that the teen was found safe.

Forest Lake Police released the following statement:

It is with great pleasure that we inform the community Desiray Kappes, previously reported as a missing person, has been found healthy and is cooperating with investigators.  We are grateful for the numerous law enforcement agencies, organizations, and those with information who have assisted in locating Desiray.  Due to the on-going investigation, further information may not be available throughout the weekend.

Law enforcement officials are still searching for a 14-year-old who was last seen more than a month ago.

The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) said Wednesday that Forest Lake police have recently gotten pictures of a black cat that Desiray Kappes is traveling with.

The BCA says Kappes may use a backpack pet carrier when she’s walking.

According to authorities, Kappes was seen leaving her home on a bicycle on the morning of May 19. It’s unclear where she was headed.

The BCA is still asking for the public’s help in finding her.

She’s described as being 5-foot-6, around 125 pounds with black or brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone who sees her or may have seen her is asked to call police at 651-439-9381 or 911.