The Ocean City Police Department announced Monday morning that Natalie Woollerton has been found safe and healthy in Mesquite, Texas.
Woollerton was found by a Texas police officer who was investigating a suspicious vehicle and was able to identify it as the one taken by Woollerton when she left Ocean City on Nov. 28. She was found at 3:30 a.m. Monday.
Woollerton, 16, is autistic and had left her mother's residence on the 1500 block of Central Avenue in the early morning hours of last Wednesday in her mother's light-blue Lexus. The teen had no driving experience.
Police said in a news release that details of Woollerton's whereabouts in the five days she was missing are still being developed.
"The most important concern at this time is to reunite Natalie with her family," Capt. Steven Ang said in the release.