UPDATE: Runaway Teens In Branch County Located And Safe
Two 15-year-old girls who were reported missing in Branch County earlier this week have been found safe. The Michigan State Police Marshall Post reported that 15-year-old Nikkie Lee-Ann Fields and 15-year-old Katie Watters were both located on the east side of Coldwater Thursday. A report from local media in Coldwater indicated that it was Fields’ father who was able to locate the girls. They were reportedly unharmed and are back home now.
The Michigan State Police and local authorities in Branch County and Coldwater had put out a release that Fields had gone missing this week after riding the bus home from Coldwater High School Monday afternoon. It is suspected the two teens had run away from home together. No information has been released regarding why the two ran away from home or why they decided to take off together. Several agencies had been working together to try and locate the girls.