Texan Runaway Found in Carlsbad

17-year-old ran away with bedding and her guitar last month

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    Ray Wilson, Youtube
    Ray Wilson held up captions in his YouTube video, which he hoped would help find his missing daughter.

    After just over a week of rigorous searching via social media, a father in Texas is flying to San Diego to be reunited with his 17-year-old daugher.

    Haley Wilson went missing the day after Christmas in Amarillo, Texas. Her father, Ray, told a local television station that she left through her bedroom window with her bedding and her guitar. She left a note saying she felt she had nothing going for her.

    Though in her note she told her father not to look for her, Ray immediately reported her as a runaway.

    He also posted this YouTube video on Facebook and Twitter. The clip went viral, and he soon had a strong network of followers helping in his search. 

    On Tuesday, Ray again turned to social media to share the good news: Police in Carlsbad found Haley.

    In his Tweet, he said he was headed out to San Diego to meet her.

    A spokesperson with the Carlsbad Police Department confirmed to our media partner, the North County Times that officers found Haley Tuesday.

    A spokesperson with the Carlsbad Police told the North County Times that Haley was detained at 4:42 a.m. Tuesday at Caribou Court and Whiptail Loop when the officer was making a safety check.