IMAGE: Calista Post

A 15-year-old Mid-Michigan girl who has been missing for about three weeks has been located and reunited with her family.

Midland County Sheriff Scott Stephenson said Calista Post was located in Pennsylvania and parents are drove to pick her up. 

The sheriff's office detective bureau worked with the FBI to find her in Bedford County.

Pennsylvania State Police found Calista at 2:10 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. 

Deputies are still investigating this incident.

Calista Post was last seen at her home in the 3500 block of E. Curtis Road in Mills Township about 9:30 a.m. on Oct. 20.

Investigators said she left willingly and left a note, but officials were concerned about her welfare due to her age.

"It's been terrible. We just want her home," said Lindsay Zimmerman, Calista's mom.

Calista's parents were worried sick.

"It's the worst feeling I can think of. I don't know if my daughter's safe. I don't know if she's being fed. I don't know if she's hoping for someone to come save her. I just don't know. It's horrifying," said Kenneth Post, Calista's father.

Kenneth said they stayed up later the night before she vanished.

"We were having fun, joking around, playing the piano, singing," he said.

Kenneth said when he woke up for work the next morning he assumed Calista was sleeping in her room. He came home that evening, found a goodbye note and realized she was gone.

Both parents said it was not like their daughter at all. They worried it was more than Calista just up and leaving.

"It doesn't seem like she wrote it herself," Zimmerman said.

Police classified her case as a runaway, but Zimmerman said she couldn't think of any reason Calista would want to leave.

"There were typical teen things in school, but when we asked her if anything was going on she said no other than that," Zimmerman said.

The family was desperate to get their daughter back. They had a message for her.

"I love you Lis. I know we've been through a lot, but we need you home," Kenneth said.

"Come home. We love you. We are not mad at you. We just want you back home safe," Zimmerman said.

The Center for Search and Investigations for Missing Children was seeking the public's help locating Calista.

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