Missing 13-year-old Independence, Kan. girl has been found safe

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Alexis Jade Smith

Alexis Jade Smith

INDEPENDENCE, Kan. — Police confirmed that a 13-year-old girl who went missing Saturday night has been found safe.

She was last seen by family, in Independence, Kan. around midnight Saturday night/early Sunday.

Police said Alexis left in the middle of the night, leaving behind a note that caused concern for her safety. Police were initially unsure of her direction of travel. Fortunately, authorities said they found Smith Sunday night and she is okay. Police expressed their thanks to the public for their assistance.