The North Port, Florida Police Department on Friday introduced that previously lacking teenager Desirae Malava-Ortiz has been positioned.

Authorities reported the 16-year-old lacking on Thursday night after she left her residence on Roxbury Circle earlier this week by “unknown means of travel.”

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“Desirae has been located safe and sound and rejoining her family,” the police division tweeted Friday afternoon.

Desire Malava-Ortiz (Credit: North Port Police Department)
(North Port Police Department)

North Port PD Public Information Officer Josh Taylor informed Fox News that Malava-Ortiz “contacted her family” on Thursday night and “was reunited” with them on Friday afternoon.

The alert comes almost a month after 22-year-old Gabby Petito’s household reported her lacking on Sept. 11 when she didn’t return to her North Port residence along with her fiance, Brian Laundrie. Her stays had been later found in Wyoming. Laundrie, a fugitive, returned to North Port on Sept. 1 in Petito’s van with out her after the 2 launched into a cross-country highway journey over the summer season.

North Port police are nonetheless attempting to trace down Laundrie after he, too, was reported lacking on Sept. 17, although his household final noticed him on Sept. 13.