A Florida International University college student who vanished Monday after leaving work has been found safe.
Karen Wright, 21, left her job at 4 p.m. Monday, leaving her car, her purse and her wallet behind.
“We’re concerned that she’s alone on the street, maybe a little disoriented,” said her stepfather, Rene Diaz. “She hasn’t contacted anybody, she’s not talking to any friends, she didn’t tell anyone she was thinking of just walking away from my job and not calling in after never missing a day of work.”
Wright’s parents told CBS4 that a secuirty guard at an office building in Aventura near Northeast 29th Avenue and 191st Street found her work badge Tuesday morning.
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She was found by relatives in Aventura at Northeast 182nd Street and Biscayne Boulevard in Aventura.
She had been seen sleeping in the cold outside of an Aventura office building and ordered her to leave.
“For her to sleep on the street and then cut all ties,” Diaz said, “it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to realize there’s something not right. I don’t think that’s a decision anyone who’s hopefully in their right mind would consciously wanto to make.”
Wright is supposed to graduate from Florida International University in May with a marketing degree. Her parents said she was working two jobs to get her own apartment. But, Wright had been acting strange lately, increasingly isolated herself. And with each passing hour her parents worry more and more.