Vancouver 18-year-old back with her family

By Tom Vogt, Columbian Science, Military & History Reporter



An 18-year-old Vancouver girl who had been reported missing earlier this week has been located.

Essence Bryant was located and returned home with her parents Friday evening after calling them and asking to be picked up.

“The coverage in the news outlets and social media contributed significantly to getting her home safe,” according to a Vancouver police news release.

Bryant was reported missing after leaving work Monday night.