Missing 15-year-old girl rescued during Kansas traffic stop

December 31, 2019 GMT

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) — Authorities have rescued a missing 15-year-old girl during a traffic stop in western Kansas.

Garden City Police Department Sgt. Lana Urteaga said in a news release that officers pulled over a vehicle at around 3 a.m. Sunday. Investigators determined that the teen in the passenger seat had been taken Dec. 23 and held against her will, The Wichita Eagle reports.

A man booked into jail in the case has since been released.