Missing St. Croix teen found unharmed
Published: October 18, 2013
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A 16-year-old girl who last was seen leaving a group home on St. Croix was returned unharmed to V.I. Behavioral Services on Wednesday.
D'Neiva Michelle Warrell last was seen leaving the Girls Group Home on St. Croix about 10:30 p.m. Friday in an old white Mazda truck with two adult men and another teenage girl.
A Behavioral Services manager saw Warrell in Frederiksted with a friend near the police station, and she immediately was apprehended, according to a statement issued Thursday by the V.I. Human Services Department.
Human Services, which sent out a notice about Warrell, does not oversee the group home but instead was helping to find the girl, according to Human Services spokeswoman Monife Stout.
The people who picked Warrell up appeared at the home without authorization and were asked to leave the premises, according to Stout.
Warrell snuck out through a window with the assistance of the two men that came to pick her up, according to Stout.
"The home is not situated to be on lockdown," Stout said.
The girls who live there come and go based on a schedule or rules set for them, she said.