November 18, 2016
Kaitlyn George Update: University Of Maryland Student Found Safe [Update]

11/18/2016 9:30 a.m.: While Kaitlyn George is still in Houston, students on the campus of UMD in College Park, MD are upset and angry at the lack of information. Many of them helped in the search for George on and around campus last weekend. Kaitlyn George was found Wednesday in a McDonalds parking lot in Houston, Texas.

6 p.m.UPDATE: Kaitlyn George was reportedly hysterical when found, and has been hospitalized in Houston, Texas.

Officials are reporting that missing University of Maryland junior Kaitlyn George was found safe in Houston, Texas after she went missing from the University of Maryland on Thursday. She was located at 8 a.m. this morning at a Houston fast food restaurant and is in the custody of Houston police.

University of Maryland police reported that Kaitlyn George was reported missing on Thursday when she didn't meet with friends as planned to go camping, according to the Inquisitr. George was last photographed on the campus of the University of Maryland just after 4 p.m. on Thursday leaving her dorm. She was supposed to pick up additional gear at the Eppley Rec Center, but she never showed. Police released information that George was spotted next in Baltimore at the marina headed towards the Federal Hill neighborhood. After that, George was seen on the Charm City Circulator, a bus route that makes a circle around the city.

The local CBS outlet says that University of Maryland police got a call from Houston police, saying that they had located Kaitlyn George. While she is still in Houston, arrangements are being made to return her to Maryland. The University of Maryland police in College Park, Maryland and the family of Kaitlyn George are grateful for the help of the Baltimore City Police and volunteers at the University of Maryland.

"Kaitlyn was by herself and is okay. Thank you to everyone who assisted in locating Kaitlyn George."


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Police have no idea how she got from Virginia to Texas, but right now, efforts are being made to get Kaitlyn George back to College Park and her family, who traveled from Toms River, New Jersey on Friday to aid in the search. Flyers were posted all over the town of College Park in an effort to gather information.

The Diamondback, the University of Maryland newspaper, shared a UMD alert indicating that Kaitlyn George was next seen at the Greyhound depot in Baltimore buying a ticket and boarding a bus. At 11:30 on Friday morning, Kaitlyn George was photographed by Greyhound, buying a ticket and boarding a bus that has a final destination of Hampton, Virginia, south of Richmond.

Kaitlyn George had not spoken to her friends or family since November 10th, when she took a cab north to Baltimore, only to purchase a bus ticket to head south again. The Greyhound bus George took stops at Union Station in Washington, Richmond, Virginia, and Hampton, Virginia.

The Washington Post says that by using CCTV, University of Maryland police officers were able to create a timeline and see that Kaitlyn George was alone and seemed to be traveling of her own free will.

"Security footage showed George leaving a hall at the university just before 5 p.m. Thursday with a camping-style backpack and a pink bag. She was later seen in a cab and reportedly dropped off in front of a marina in the Federal Hill neighborhood of Baltimore, according to a Baltimore police review of security camera footage."

Baltimore City Police, working with the University of Maryland police, gathered security footage from around Downtown Baltimore that showed her getting into a waiting SUV "on her own accord and by herself" after she left the cab.

The University of Maryland Police Department hopes to have a statement by tomorrow when Kaitlyn George is expected to be back in Maryland and with her family.

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