“Alicia Navarro has been located,” Glendale public safety communications manager Jose Santiago said at a press conference on Wednesday. “She is by all accounts safe, she is by all accounts healthy and she is by all accounts happy.”
Glendale police were contacted by Montana authorities after Navarro — who was described as autistic but high-functioning — turned herself in. Navarro was by herself and did not show any physical signs of trauma.
“We can only imagine what she’s going through, mentally, emotionally, as well as her family, and as much as we’d like to say this is the end, this is probably only the beginning of where this investigation will go,” said Glendale PD Lt. Scott Waite.