Dad of missing teen Christine Harvey: man she was with 'pretty decent guy'

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Video: Missing teen shows up at school, disappears again

Video: Police find missing teen at King Soopers

  • Arvada Police say 19-year-old Christine Harvey walked away from her home around 4:30 p.m. Friday and her parents called police around 9 p.m. that day to report she never came home near the 6200 block of Wolff Street in Arvada.
  • Police find missing teen Christine Harvey at King Soopers on Monday afternoon.
    

Christine Harvey disappeared on Friday evening. According to Police, Harvey met a drunk man and decided to befriend him.

Police say the man took care of Harvey and gave her shelter over the weekend. They say the man had no idea Christine was missing. He told investigators he doesn't watch the television or the news and that he only watches movies.

Bill Harvey, Christine's father, praised the man on Monday.

"We're blessed she ran in to a pretty decent guy and not one of the people we were so afraid of," Harvey said.

Christine was spotted earlier in the day on Monday at Westminster High School.

Westminster High School was closed Monday for a school in-service day. Christine asked a school employee if there was school on Monday and the employee told her no. The school does have the encounter on surveillance video.
The staff member asked the girl if she was "Christine," and the girl said yes. The teacher did not know that Christine was missing. Christine then walked away and got into a pickup truck driven by a man.
Later in the day Monday someone spotted Christine at a King Soopers in Arvada. That woman called police, who located Christine and returned her to her parents.

"This has such a happy ending," her father said.

The man who Harvey stayed with over the weekend is not being treated as a criminal. He will not be charged.

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