WAYLAND — State police ended the search for missing teen.
Kathleen Miller, 17, of Wayland had gone missing Monday morning from her home on Route 21. She had been reported dropped off at the Hornell area on Monday night.
It was believed she was on her way to Binghamton where her biological mother lived.
On Saturday she was found by state police in Binghamton.
Debbie Judd, Kathleen’s sister, told Genesee Country Express they are all ready to bring her home.
“Kathy was found today (Saturday) by the state police in Binghamton,” she said. “We are going to head down and bring her home. We are so glad she is okay and safe.”
Judd said Kathleen spoke on the phone with her adopted mother, Jamie (Amato) Rachow, and told her she was ready to come home. The adoption papers will be finalized, and Kathleen Miller will change her name to Valorie Angel Amato.
“I still don’t know how she got from Wayland to Binghamton with no money,” Judd said. “Now we know she is definitely in Binghamton. Last night the troopers told my mom there was a lead, but didn’t want her going down there to spook her. They were afraid she would run again.”
Now she is safe and sound and on her way home. Miller turned 17 years old on Wednesday. Miller had plans on joining the military, and going to college to become a social worker.
“We plan on finishing the birthday plans with her, and getting her down to enter into the military like she wanted,” Judd said. “If we don’t get to do that today we will do it tomorrow.”
The family thanks everyone for searching and never giving up on Kathleen.