The Washington County Sheriff’s Department have confirmed that Kayla Satterwhite, 17, was located and is safe. 

According to family messages on social media, Kayla contacted her sister last evening from a cell phone that police had previously pinged and located in the Courtland neighborhood in Louisville and in Washington County over the past few nights. 

According to Angie Satterwhite, Kayla contacted her sister in Jackson County Monday night. 

Satterwhite’s sister, Britny Acton posted on Facebook that Kayla had hitchhiked to her house and that she took her to turn herself in at the Jackson County Juvenile Detention Center last evening.