Kaitlyn George, Courtesy UMD Police

Authorities say they have located a 21-year-old University of Maryland student who went missing for six days and had last been seen in Baltimore on Friday morning. After boarding a Greyhound bus head to Virginia, she apparently managed to make it all the way out to Houston, Texas.

Kaitlyn George’s disappearance created a bit of a stir late last week and over the weekend. Police said she was supposed to go on a hiking trip on Thursday, but instead hopped into a cab outside her hall on the University of Maryland Campus in College Park. Her boyfriend reported her missing that evening after she never showed up.

Police managed to retrace some of her steps and found that had that her taxi driver dropped her off in Federal Hill on Thursday night, after which she climbed into an SUV. Investigators then confirmed that she was on a Charm City Circulator bus.

Last night, police divulged new details: George was seen on security footage entering the Greyhound Bus Station near Horseshoe Casino in South Baltimore. That happened about three hours after she was seen on the Circulator bus. About two hours later, she boarded a bus headed to Norfolk, Va., with stops in D.C., Richmond and Hampton.

However, at some point over the weekend, George made her way out west. Police received notice this morning from the Houston Police Department that George had been found there at a fast food restaurant. She was by herself and was just fine, police said.

LOCATED: Missing UMD student, Kaitlyn George has been found and she is okay. More details to follow shortly. Please R/T pic.twitter.com/Bm3cBZhghN

— UMD Police Dept. (@UMPD) November 16, 2016

It remains pretty unclear how and when George made her way out to Texas. The entire time, police had ruled out foul play in her disappearance.

Ethan McLeod is a freelance reporter in Baltimore. He previously worked as an editor for the Baltimore Business Journal and Baltimore Fishbowl. His work has appeared in Bloomberg CityLab, Next City and...

2 replies on “Police Have Tracked Down Missing UMD Student in Texas, and She’s OK”

  1. I’m sorry, and I feel like a voyeur, and I am so thankful that she is okay…BUT, she was found in a fast food restaurant “by herself and just fine?” Just fine? But she disappeared for six days, and made her way to Houston Texas from Baltimore? Was she just trying to break up with the hiking boyfriend?? I cannot fathom the anguish of her parents for those six days! If there’s any follow-up, FB, please keep us in the loop!! It takes my mind off the election!

  2. Aren’t 21 year old adults free to come and go as they please? Missing? What does that mean? I could see it if she were a minor child, but an adult? Sounds like she just forgot to put the ‘gone fishing” sign on her desk.

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