Missing 14-year-old girl last seen Friday in San Marcos found safe

Kara Ryan (San Marcos Police Department Photo)
Kara Ryan (San Marcos Police Department Photo)

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) — The San Marcos Police Department is asking for your help in its search for a missing 14-year-old girl last seen on Friday.

Kara Ryan left her home in the 200 block of Horseshoe Bend Road, located just off of Interstate 35 in the Saddlebrook subdivision — a few miles northeast of downtown San Marcos — on Dec. 8 after 11 a.m., according to police.

Her parents reported Ryan to police as a runaway and asked for help finding her. The girl was reported to have made suicidal comments to her sister within two days of her disappearance. Ryan’s friends tell police they have not seen or heard from her.

The missing girl was last seen wearing a gray jacket, blue jeans, black Converse shoes and carrying a peach-colored backpack with gray polka dots on it. She is described as being 5-foot-5, weighing around 120 pounds and has a short blonde “bob” haircut and greenish-gray eyes.

Anyone with information on the girl’s location is asked to call San Marcos police at 512-753-2108.

An Amber Alert has not been issued for Ryan. The case may not meet the strict criteria needed for an alert to be sent out.

The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available to anyone who may need help by calling 1-800-273-8255.

Update: San Marcos police say Ryan was found safe and returned home on Tuesday morning.

Kara Ryan (San Marcos Police Department Photo)
Kara Ryan (San Marcos Police Department Photo)


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