A missing US teen who seemingly vanished almost two weeks ago has been found alive and "seemingly unharmed" at a home close to where she disappeared, it's been reported.
Chloe Campbell, 14, from Colorado, was last seen leaving a high school football game on September 30 with two older men as fears for her safety grew.
Following her disappearance, her parents continued receiving a string of dubious messages, including a photo of her looking "injured and unwell."
But police said she was apparently unharmed when confirming she'd been found at 5pm on Monday (local time), according to reports.
It's believed she was with people when she was located, but police reportedly would not confirm whether she knew them.
Despite original fears, police said they have "no belief at this time that she was held against her will" during her widely publicised disappearance.
Parents receive alarming messages and photo of daughter
Her parents were concerned about their daughter after being sent a chilling photo of her by an anonymous source.
"She looked injured and unwell," her dad told CBS, but he did not provide any further detail about the image.
Her parents also received Snapchat messages from someone claiming to be their daughter, it was reported, but they have reason to believe it was somebody else.
"The communications that we've received through third parties that purport to be from Chloe originate [from] a Snapchat handle that we're not familiar with," Mr Campbell said. "It could be anyone."
Local police confirmed they were "unable to confirm" if the messages came from Chloe or if they were even true.
It was believed she may be in hiding but police grew fearful that she could have been in danger.
Before being found, the teen's panicked parents received a series of cryptic messages claiming their daughter was "safe with family" in the neighbouring state of Arizona, the New York Post reported.
"We want to make it clear that we do not have family in Arizona, so this is very suspicious to us," her dad told local media.
Concerns over teen's safety
Investigators were growing "increasingly concerned about the teen’s safety," police said this week and feared she was "at risk".
"It is believed that she has no access to money or her medication," they said on Monday, but did not reveal what the medication was for.
They also said at the time she "may be with an adult male" but did not provide further detail.
The two men she was last seen with were described as being "sketchy and too old to be high school students," her dad David Campbell told Fox31.
While the confounding case has had a happy ending, enquiries are ongoing.
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