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Missing Snow College student found alive and safe

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Posted at 9:32 PM, Dec 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-20 07:40:00-05

EPHRAIM, Utah — A missing Utah college student has been found and is alive, her family has confirmed.

The 19-year-old woman hadn't been seen since she left her dorm building at Snow College Monday night around 9:20 p.m. Police said Friday that they believed she was no longer in the Ephraim area, and her family said Saturday afternoon that they worried she was "taken."

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Snow College then announced the good news on its website Saturday night that she was found alive. No other information was immediately provided.

Her family confirmed the news soon after with a statement posted on Facebook.

"She is safe and in the care of the authorities," the post read. "We cannot express enough gratitude to the incredible law enforcement effort. And we are eternally grateful for each of you, your prayers, your love, and your support. Thank you!"

Police gave an update Sunday afternoon, announcing that a suspect had been arrested. Her parents then expressed their gratitude for everyone who helped bring their daughter home.

Watch the full press conference below: