MSP: 17-year-old from Sturgis located safely

Tanmara Lawrence
An undated courtesy photo of Tamara Lawrence.

STURGIS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police in southwest Michigan say a 17-year-old who they had been looking for has been located and is safe.

Tamara Lawrence made contact with her family to tell them she’s OK, Michigan State Police said in a Sunday night release.

Lawrence was last seen leaving her Sturgis-area home around 5:10 p.m. Thursday to take a walk in the area of Elaine Drive and US-12, which she does often, according to MSP. Police said they thought Lawrence left the area to meet someone, but that she had not been in contact with her family since. Family members said that was unlike her.