A Texas teen who went missing for 11 months was found safe on Sunday night in San Antonio. Erica Nichol has been missing since July 19, 2016.
“I am so thankful that she is alive and I am finally able to see her after all this time,” Erica’s mother, Jazzmen Campbell posted on Facebook on Monday. Jazzmen said she found out where her daughter was staying from an acquaintance of Erica’s, and Jazzmen sent the police to the location.
Erica turned 17 during the 11 month period when she was gone.
In an interview with Oxygen before she was found, Jazzmen said that Erica liked horseback riding, swimming, playing dress up and reading to her younger siblings as a child. Erica loved to help her mom in the kitchen and would bake on the weekends. She said that more recently, Erica has been struggling with bipolar disorder with impulse control issues and ADHD.
“It's now been 11 months and still I have not seen her and it's been over 3 months since she last let me know she was still alive,” Jazzmen said in an interview earlier this month. “I hope we can find her before June 30th. That is when my son turns 13.”
The mother was distraught and worried about the situation her daughter was in. She feared that she was being held against her will.
Erica is now home with her family. Jazzmen said Erica is happy to be reunited with her family and is laughing.