Skip to main content

Missing 16-year old involved in federal case found safe


A St. Paul teenaged girl was located in the Twin Cities on Friday morning and is safe, St. Paul police said Friday.

The Pioneer Press reported that police indicated that they had reason to be concerned about Krystal Pankey's safety because of her involvement in a federal case. Local television stations, including FOX 9, had publicly shared her picture as the police sought the public's help in locating her.

Pankey was last seen on June 4 at a relative's house in West St. Paul. Police and federal authorities have not elaborated on the specifics of the federal case she is involved in, although police have said Pankey's is not a suspect.

St. Paul police spokesman Howie Padilla told the newspaper that no one is under arrest in connection with Pankey's disappearance. Padilla said he wouldn't elaborate on the circumstances.

"All those answers are ones we're going to be gathering ourselves," Padilla said. "The important thing for us is that she has been found and she is safe."

Next Up

Screen Shot 2021-11-25 at 7.53.37 AM

Another 5,000 lbs. of goldfish removed from Carver County lakes

It all likely stemmed from people dumping their pets into local waters a few years ago.

Rosaleia Shelton

Appeal to find 19-year-old missing from Bloomington

The teen left her home on Monday afternoon.

hospital, emergency room

Deaths of twin fetuses after woman was shot ruled a double homicide

The woman was shot in the abdomen in mid-September.

Payton Willis / Gopher Basketball

Gophers improve to 5-0 with win over Jacksonville

The Gophers are establishing momentum early in the season.

Anthony Edwards

Ant's massive slam leads Timberwolves to fifth straight win

The dunk didn't count, but provided the highlight of the night.

Cam Talbot / Minnesota Wild

WIld arrive late, Cam Talbot stays on point to beat Devils

Despite a 30-minute delay, the Wild picked up a 3-2 victory.

Screen Shot 2021-11-24 at 4.10.54 PM

Appeal to find 35-year-old missing from Oak Grove home

Police say he's not believed to be in danger.

vote, election

7 MN Republicans urge states to audit 2020 election results

There has been no evidence of significant fraud in any single U.S. state.

child vaccine pexels

How many MN kids age 5-11 have received a COVID vaccine dose?

The governor says the state has one of the highest child vaccination rates in the U.S.

police lights

Seven juveniles arrested in connection with stolen vehicles in Woodbury

Woodbury authorities have issued a warning following a spate of auto thefts.

police lights squad car dark - Unsplash

1 dead after driver crashes into stalled vehicle on shoulder

The vehicle stopped on the side of the road was unoccupied at the time.