Fennville 16-year-old found OK in Iowa

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Undated courtesy photo of Joy Dene Martin. (Courtesy Michigan State Police)

SAUGATUCK, Mich. (WOOD) — A Fennville 16-year-old who police had been looking for was found safe on the campus of Iowa State University.

Michign State Police had issued an Endangered Missing Advisory for Joy Martin.  Police say she left home voluntarily on Saturday after talking with an unknown person on the ‘kik’ messenger app.

She was in good health when she was found at on the university’s campus in Ames, Iowa, on Monday. MSP said plans have been made to return her to her family.

MSP is still investigating.

Police reminded parents to “stay informed and involved with the electronic media their children use.” Target 8 previously alerted parents that teens may be exposed to sexual predators on the kik app.

The Endangered Missing Advisory is the secondary alert that was created by MSP for missing child cases that don’t meet the new Amber Alert criteria. Unlike an Amber Alert, the advisory does not use the Emergency Alert System to interrupt broadcasting and will not be sent as an alert to phones.