Update: Missing Ohio National Guard soldier found

Missing soldier found
Photo credit Courtesy of the Ohio National Guard

Missing Ohio National Guard soldier Michaela Nelson has been found safe and alive after going missing for a month.

After completing Advanced Individual Training, Nelson failed to report to her unit and suddenly ceased to speak with family members, leading some to fear the worst.

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As it turned out, she had been living out of her vehicle, a Dodge Charger. Once it broke down, she began texting her father again, according to Fox News. Law Enforcement officers took her to the hospital for a mental and physical check-up as a precautionary measure, although she seemed okay, Columbus police said.

"She said her phone died and her car was dead," her father Lance Nelson told Fox. "She felt really bad about what she'd done, making us worry – she wanted to die and things like that."

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