LORAIN, OH (WOIO) - A Lorain teen that went missing Thursday has been found safe in Tennessee, according to the family.
Police say Samantha Jade Mitchell, 14, is a female who identifies as a male named Sam Mitchell. Sam didn't get on the school bus Thursday morning in the area of G Street Park in Lorain.
Officials say Sam's identification was found Thursday on the beach at Century Park. Crews searched the lake, but did not find anything.
Police tried to ping Sam's phone, but it was off.
Sam's family said Thursday night the teen had been found safe in Tennessee. They said Sam took a bus from Ohio down south to visit an ex-girlfriend.
Sam was found at a Sonic and was in police custody Thursday night.
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