Glenwood teen returns to her family
Stephanie Gottschalck, the 15-year-old Glenwood Springs High School sophomore missing since Jan. 30, was reunited with her family on Thursday.
The Gottschalcks declined to discuss details, but wanted everyone to know how much they appreciate the outpouring of support from the community.
Stephanie had last been seen on the afternoon of Jan. 30 when stopped by the Roaring Fork School District office, where her mother, Jan, works. Stephanie asks permission to spend the night at a friend’s house.
Jan consented, but when she called the girlfriend’s house around 5:30 p.m. that evening, Stephanie wasn’t there, and neither the parents nor the girlfriend knew anything about Stephanie spending the night.
Jan said once she realized Stephanie was not with her friend, she contacted the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office.