|Hernsdorf-Smith and their mother|
Their mother had feared that they were a victim of a child trafficking ring after one of Ronan's friend's phones pinged in Virginia.
Hernsdorf-Smith, who uses the pronouns, They/Them, was found in Chicopee, Massachusetts, as first reported by the Ct. Insider
Lt. Schmalberger said the teenager is safe and is with their family.
They had gone missing after the first day of high school and hadn't used their telephone, credit cards, or social media. They were found less than 24 hours after 100 people gathered in a vigil on Wednesday at the town gazebo in Avon.
A fundraiser to help pay for private investigatorstor find Ronan had raised $25,000 dollars. According to the site, the money collected will now be used to help find trafficked children.