PARKLAND, Wash. - Pierce County Sheriff's deputies say a 16-year-old girl who has been missing since Monday morning has been found alive and well. They say it appears she was a runaway.
According to the Sheriff's department, deputies, acting on a tip, found the teenager in the 7800 block of Ainsworth Avenue in the city of Tacoma.
Detective Sergeant Jerry Bates said when deputies first talked with Goggans she denied her true identity.
Goggans was reported missing by family members Monday morning after she failed to arrive at her driving school lessons and her job.
Goggans and members of her family had spent Sunday, July 4 at the home of a friend in the 800 block of 105th Street South in Parkland.
Family members say early Monday morning Candra left the friend's house to walk to her family's home which is nearby. She did not arrive at class nor work and had not been seen or heard from since. They said she did not have a history of running away from home.
Bates says the teenager is now in custody as an alleged runaway and is being further interviewed by detectives.