16-year-oldJessica Shepherd of Johnstown has been found.

The Colorado Bureau of Investigation issued a missing child alert for 16-year-old Jessica last night after text and Facebook messages indicated that she was in trouble.

Shepherd was located this (Thursday) morning around 8 a.m. about a half-mile from police headquarters

Officials said Shepherd was found through a series of tips, phone calls, and follow up investigation.

Police said Jessica has run away from home a number of times in the past year.

[7News]