Missing Ferguson teen returns home safe

FERGUSON, Mo. – The Ferguson Police Department has ended its search for a previously missing 17-year-old after the teenager returned to her home Wednesday.

According to police, 17-year-old Dalea Birchfield was last seen by family members at her home in the 800 block of Elsworth around 8:00 p.m. Monday, November 12.

She was believed to have attended school on Tuesday but never returned home. Police initially suspected she was endangered.