Runaway teen Medina found, police say; Swindle still missing
A teenage girl missing since early August has been found after a two-week search with few leads and little information.
Isabel Medina, 15, showed up at her mother’s home in Dickinson on Monday. Police were notified Tuesday of her return. Dickinson Police Det. Terry Oestreich said she was in good condition when he transported her to the Mandan youth correctional facility for an outstanding Colorado warrant.
Medina was released from custody today after officials in Colorado “made notification that they didn’t want her back,” Capt. Dave Wilkie said.
He said Medina told officers she had taken a ride to Beulah after jumping out of her mother’s vehicle near the Dickinson Theodore Roosevelt Regional Airport on Aug. 11.
“She wouldn’t say who she was with” or what she was doing there, he said.
Medina is in good condition and with her mother. She has been cited as an unruly juvenile and will have to appear in juvenile court.
Police are still looking for Dickinson resident Taylor Swindle, who was reported as a runaway on Aug. 2.
The 16-year-old is 5-foot-6, weighs approximately 118 pounds and has blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a blue hooded North Carolina sweatshirt.
Police believe she may be in the Williston area.
Anyone who has information leading to Swindle’s location can share it anonymously by calling 701-456-7759.