Young Woman Back Home After Mysteriously Vanishing on Way to School

UPDATE: The woman has been found.

An 18-year-old woman is back home Friday night after disappearing while on her way to her school in Rowland Heights.

Cristal Flores left her home Friday morning but never arrived to school on Otterbein Avenue, according to Lt. David Buckner, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

She apparently called her friends around 8 a.m. saying she was being followed possibly by someone who was armed. Friends notified family who called authorities, officials said.

Authorities did not provide details on where she was and how she was found.

Family members passed out fliers while police patrolled near the school searching for signs of the woman.

Anyone with information can reach the sheriff's Walnut-Diamond Bar Station at 626-913-1715. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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