By Staff Reports

Kentucky State Police Post 2 in Madisonville announced on Tuesday that missing teen Carmen Nicole Howard, 17, of Sebree had been safely located following a three week search.

According to the Webster County Sheriff Department, Howard, was last seen at home at approximately 10 p.m. on Thursday, March 11.

When her parents noticed her absence the following morning, it was believed that she was in the company of a male classmate from Hopkins County Central High School. However, when authorities contacted the classmate, he confirmed that while they had made plans to runaway together, he had decided not to leave.