A missing Michigan teenager found safe in California is reunited with her mother – and is flying home. Fourteen-year-old Lindsey Diane Ryan is returning to Jones, Michigan, after a 23-day cross-country odyssey with a 56-year-old convicted murderer. Terry Drake remains jailed in Susanville. The pair was stopped without incident Monday in nearby Standish.
Carol Ryan picked up her daughter at the Susanville airport this morning and immediately left for the return flight. Their reunion took place right at the airstrip. The girl was in good condition after spending 23 days mostly camping out in the remote Sierra Nevada range along the California-Nevada border with Drake.