'Nightmare is far from over': Parents say Chloe Campbell, 14, was 'in harm’s way' during her disappearance

'Nightmare is far from over': Parents say Chloe Campbell, 14, was 'in harm’s way' during her disappearance
Picture of teen Chloe Campbell who was rescued from a residence in Thornton after she went missing for over 10 days (Family handout)

COLORADO, UNITED STATES: Parents of the Colorado teen Chloe Campbell have released their statement after she was found by the Boulder Police Department at a residence in Thornton. The 14-year-old who went missing around September 30, was found around 25 miles away from the place she disappeared in Boulder. The parents had lodged a complaint about the missing teenager on October 1. Talking about her current situation her parents, David Campbell and Jessica Knape, said the teenager is “receiving medical treatment in a safe location” but also that their “nightmare is far from over.”

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“The family has credible information that Chloe was in harm’s way during her disappearance and we will not stop pursuing the truth in this matter,” her family said in their statement on October 11, 2022. They also added Chloe's friends had received mysterious Snapchat messages from anonymous accounts. Chloe's parents said they had received one picture message of her where she looked “injured and unwell". Her father, David, revealed that witnesses said she was spotted with two men who were “too old to be in high school,” reported New York Post.

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"There are many unknowns about what happened over the 10 days Chloe was missing and we are continuing to work with law enforcement in support of their ongoing investigation,” the Campbell family's statement read, according to the New York Post. However, the Boulder police department said that there were no visible injuries on her body when she was recovered. They also added that they had no evidence to prove that she was being held against her will during the 10 days she was found missing. “While investigators continue to believe that Chloe ran away, there is an ongoing investigation about where she was and what occurred while she was separated from her family,” Maris Herold, Boulder Police Chief said during a press conference. The department also posted a press release which read, “Detectives had frequent contact with Chloe’s family and communicated with several acquaintances of the missing teenager.

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Boulder Police Department was working along with the state and federal agencies and neighboring local jurisdictions to recover the teenager. “Our department diligently addressed this case from the time we first became aware of it. The investigation was consistent with known best practices for runaway children...We are relieved that Chloe has been found,” Deputy Chief of Boulder Police Department, Stephen Redfearn said.

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