UPDATE: 15-year-old Ryder Cambron has been found safe.

In a statement issued late Wednesday night, Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Specialist Steve Squier informed the public that Cambron had planned her disappearance with a 17-year-old male, at whose house she'd been hiding along with two other adult males.

According to Squier, the girl intentionally left her UTV and cell phone near a wooded area of a park near her home to make it appear as if she'd been abducted. She then fled to the 17-year-old's home in Dobbin, Texas where she remained for roughly 28 hours as police searched for her.

When Cambron learned that detectives were en route to the home in Dobblin, police say she fled into a nearby wooded area where she was spotted by a concerned citizen who tipped police to her location. She was found safe about 4 miles away and returned to her family.

Squier writes that the incident remains under investigation, and that authorities are considering charges against those who harbored Cambron.


Officials in Montgomery County are searching for a missing 15-year-old girl named Ryder Cambron.

Ryder was last seen Tuesday night as she left the 20100 block of Indigo Lake Dr. on a UTV in Magnolia, TX. The UTV Ryder was operating was later found abandoned at a nearby park, along with her cellphone.

MCTXSheriff and Montgomery County Search and Rescue are on scene in the area of 20550 Imperial Oak Drive, Magnolia Texas...

Posted by Montgomery County Sheriff's Office on Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Ryder is 5'8, weighs approximately 110 pounds and has brown hair and eyes. Ryder was last seen wearing black shorts and a green camo hoodie.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office is urging the public for any information that may lead to Ryder's whereabouts. However, officials are asking the public not to form private search parties, due to the inclement weather in the area.

Authorities are looking into possible scenarios for what may have caused her disappearance and have searched the wooded area with bloodhound tracking dogs.

If anyone in the immediate area of her disappearance has video surveillance they wish to share or if you have any information on Ryder Cambron’s whereabouts, please contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5800.