Thanks to a supportive public and media providing excellent
coverage, a 19-year-old disabled teenager is safely back with her family.
Arvada police had been searching since last Friday for Christine
Harvey. Even though she is 19-years-old,
she has the mental capacity of a 12-year-old.
Her parents were worried that Harvey was not safe being out on her own and at risk for possible harm.
On Sunday, April 29, 2012, tracking dogs, search teams, and a helicopter
provided by the Air Force Rescue Coordination Center were all out looking for
On Monday, alert public notified police of Harvey’s location and she has
since been returned safely home.
The Arvada Police Department would like to thank the public and the media
for their help. This was a team effort by everyone!