Lauren Krea Dean was found in Battle Creek, Michigan on July 30th, 2007.
Teen Runs Away With MySpace Friend
16-year-old Lauren Krea Dean has a MySpace account like many other teenage girls these days.
But she did something most teenagers don't: she met a stranger from MySpace in person and ran away with him.
For weeks police, family and friends were fearing for her safety.
But Lauren Krea Dean has now been found, and is back in the arms of her family.
Hair (Color, Description, Facial Hair):
- Lauren's hair could be dyed brown.
- Lauren's hair may have been cut shorter.
Scars and Tattoos:
- Lauren has a scar on the left side of her back.
- No known tattoos.
Lauren was most recently seen in Kalamazoo, Michigan.
Other Possible Locations:
- Paw Paw
- Battle Creek
- Battle Creek
- Lauren and Daniel have been seen throughout Southern Michigan, mostly in the Kalmazoo area.
They have also been spotted in Paw Paw, Albion and Battle Creek.
Last Known Locations:
Lauren ran away from her home Coldwater, MI July 9th, 2007.
Last updated July 30, 2007
Jul 30, 2007
Found Ready To Go Home
Lauren Krea Dean turned herself in to the police on July 30th.
She had ranaway from home 21 days before with a boy she met on MySpace.
When she saw the police, Krea, as she is called by family and friends, told them that she was ready to go home and be with her family.
Krea had been spotted mostly in the Kalamazoo area of Michigan recently.
Krea and Daniel had found shelter through the hospitality of others.
However, after their hosts began to question who they were and where they lived, they'd leave, looking for shelter once again.
Life Without A Home Takes Its Toll
Finally, a life without a home took its toll on the young couple.
Daniel Knopp left for home on the morning of July 30th, leaving 16-year-old Krea trying to figure out how to get home by herself.
Luckily, Krea's family distributed posters and flyers with her picture on it, and someone recognized the girl.
A gentleman approached Krea in a grocery store in Battle Creek, which was 45 minutes from her home.
He convinced her to go to the authorities, who had been searching for the teenager.
The good semaritan drove her an hour to the police station.
There, Lauren Krea Dean was reunited with her family.