Missing Student Who Turned Her Phone Off Just 'Wanted Some Alone Time'
Imagine you're a young college student, no doubt dealing with the pressures of university life that you've recently discovered. You'd want some time to yourself, right? Right.
This was apparently the mindset of 19-year-old Cal State L.A. student Adiline Munguia, who caused a huge frenzy over the weekend after being reported missing on Saturday, NBC 4 reports. She had not been seen or heard from since Thursday and her phone was turned off. Surveillance footage showed the teen boarding a Metro bus that was headed for downtown.
Naturally, everyone feared the worst, especially when Cal State police said her disappearance may have been connected to a guy she allegedly met on Tinder. Then, Munguia turned up safe and sound this morning in Montebello, the L.A. Times reports.
According to Cal State L.A. spokesman Paul Browning, Munguia had a perfectly valid reason for going missing for a few days. Per the Times:
"There are no signs of foul play,” Cal State L.A. spokesman Paul Browning said, adding that Munguia "seems to be OK."
"She wanted some alone time," he said.
False alarm, everyone: Munguia just needed some time to drop off the radar for a bit. Understandable.