Captain Tommy Carnline of the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office (RPSO) announced juvenile runaway Kayli Chataingier, 15, was found and safely returned home.

She had been missing since Dec. 20th and the RPSO found her unharmed.

She was reported the RPSO as a runaway juvenile on Dec. 21st after she disappeared from the Plainview community the previous evening.

No reason has been released for why she ran away.

Carnline expressed his thanks to the diligence of law enforcement officers who worked on the case, and his satisfaction that Chataingier was found unharmed.

“We want to thank everyone who called, texted or sent messages about this case,” said Carnline. He also thanked the people who shared the report via social media and other electronic means stating “we appreciate our loyal social media followers and our media partners as well.”

The RPSO reminds those who see any suspicious behavior or believe a loved one could be missing to contact their local law enforcement immediately.