The teenage girl found safe after going missing over the weekend had "unlimited opportunities" to contact her family and friends, who had spent the days since she disappeared participating in a massive search effort to find her.
St. Cloud police released more details about the disappearance of Aaliyah Kazimer, of Annandale. She had been reported missing on Sunday after her car was discovered at Riverside Park. Friends, family, police, bloodhound dogs and boaters on the Mississippi River were involved in the search effort.
She was found alive on Wednesday afternoon at the same park.
The 17-year-old is believed to have stayed with an "adult male acquaintance" in a house in St. Cloud during the time she was missing. Police said she intentionally left her keys, wallet and phone in the car that was found abandoned at the park.
"It does not appear the male in question was aware that Aaliyah was a juvenile and accordingly didn’t realize she may be reported as missing," police said.
Both he and Kazimer told police they weren't aware of the widespread reports that she was considered missing.
Police confirmed there's "nothing criminal" in nature relating to her disappearance.
A fundraiser for the search effort
Police said that finding the car along with her phone, keys and wallet inside caused "legitimate concern" for her welfare.
"As stated from the beginning this has been a missing person investigation in which the goal is to hopefully find the individual to be alive and well," St. Cloud PD said. "There is a great deal of relief for everyone involved that this has been the outcome in this case."