Hit-and-Run Leads Cheyenne Police to Runaway Teen
Cheyenne police have found a 15-year-old girl who ran away from home nearly three months ago.
Officer Kevin Malatesta says Hailey Vigil -- who went missing on April 13 -- was found Saturday morning in Cheyenne.
"We had a hit-and-run crash last week," said Malatesta. "She was a passenger in the suspect vehicle and finally several days later went to the hospital for treatment."
"We do our own investigations," he added. "It's not like some patient who goes to the hospital is automatically going to be flagged by us."
Malatesta says it appears Vigil was in Cheyenne the entire 12 weeks she was missing.
He says police are still completing their investigation, but it's possible the party Vigil was staying with could face charges for harboring a juvenile.