Missing teen took coal train from Colorado Springs to Texas Panhandle

Published: Mar. 19, 2017 at 8:35 AM MDT
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A missing teen was found on a coal train traveling through a small town in the Texas Panhandle.

Adalie Rivera, 13, was on a family vacation in Colorado Springs when she vanished from their hotel early in the morning on March 17.

Four days later, hungry after finishing a bag of Skittles and covered in coal dust, Adalie hopped off the train she had taken from Colorado Springs and found herself in a farming community in the northern tip of Texas. A farmer spotted her and called the Moore County Sheriff's Office. Deputies took Adalie to nearby Dumas until family members could come get her.

Police say at this point in the investigation, it appears Adalie took off on her own.

Dumas is located two and a half hours north of Lubbock, Texas, where Adalie is from.