A 16-year-old Walnut Creek girl who had been missing for more than two weeks was found hiding in a Concord home Tuesday and her mother could now face criminal charges, police said.
Larissa Huntsman, a 16-year-old student at Las Lomas High School, was last seen about 1 p.m. Aug. 24 walking off the campus on South Main Street. Her mother and father do not have custody of the teen. Police declined to say who has custody of Larissa.
Concord police got a tip about the teen's whereabouts Tuesday afternoon and went to a home in Concord and found her.
Police last week served two search warrants in the case, seizing her mother's cell phone and uncovering fresh leads to her whereabouts, officials said Tuesday.
Police said it appears Huntsman left on her own with the assistance of her biological mother, Laura Huntsman, who stays with friends but does not have a permanent home..
Neither parent was available for comment Tuesday.
Last week, detectives served a search warrant on her mother, seizing her cell phone and examining her phone records. Police declined to say what they found, but said the mother has been "uncooperative" during the investigation.
Police also served a search warrant at a home on Kansas Street in East Oakland, owned by the teen's grandparents, who live out of state, and occupied by her uncle. A few days before the warrant was served, the uncle, whose name was not released, had been uncooperative
Police were concerned because the teen requires daily medication and may not have been taking it, police said.
The case will be taken to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's office for the possibility of criminal charges against Laura Huntsman, police said.