Missing Georgia girl Mayci Olschewske found safe in Idaho Springs, Colorado

Resident recognized her vehicle, police say
Posted at 4:14 PM, Sep 14, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-14 18:24:35-04

DENVER – The Georgia girl who had been missing for more than two weeks was found safe in Idaho Springs, Colorado just west of Denver Thursday, authorities in Georgia said.

Mayci Olschewske, 16, was found after being pulled over by Idaho Springs police Thursday.

A person in Idaho Springs called 911 to report they had seen the girl’s vehicle, and police were able to conduct a traffic stop and identify Olschewske as the driver, police in Canton, Georgia said.

“Mayci is safe and the family has been notified,” the police department said.

Olschewske was believed to be in Colorado, but hadn’t been spotted since leaving her home in Georgia on the morning of Aug. 31.

She was driving her white 2002 Hyundai Santa Fe with a dent in its front-passenger side, which the Idaho Springs resident recognized Thursday.

“We would like to thank all agencies involved and the public for their assistance in finding Ms. Olschewske,” Canton police said.

Denver7 has reached out to the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office, which is handling the investigation, for more information and will update this story when it is received.