Missing girl found safe

Dresden Holland, 17, has been missing from Stearns County since Thursday, Nov. 8.

A Facebook photo and message concerning a missing girl went viral locally, overwhelming the Milaca Police Department when calls came streaming from area residents with questions.

The online image made it appear as though Dresden Holland, 17, was a Milaca resident who had suddenly disappeared. Milaca Police Chief Todd Quaintance said the Facebook posts made Tuesday morning quite chaotic for dispatchers.

According to Stearns County Detective Andy Rose, Holland went missing Thursday, Nov. 8 from his jurisdiction and not Mille Lacs County.

“She is believed to be a runaway,” Rose said.

Family thought she may have been at a residence in Milaca and local law enforcement was contacted to conduct a search.

Quaintance said several checks at the residence have not been successful in finding the girl.

“We’re trying to do what we can to help this other jurisdiction track her down,” Quaintance said.

Detective Rose said Holland was last seen in a green Pontiac Grand Prix. She is 5’ 7” tall and weighs 115 pounds. If physically located, people are asked to call the local law agency. For general information, tips and questions, call the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office at 320-259-3700.

A Facebook comment posted Friday, Nov. 17 indicated the girl had been found, citing Stearns County Sheriff’s Office Lieutenant Jon F. Lentz as a source.