Megan Montgomery, 22, was returned to her parents, who are in the Cincinnati, Ohio, area, around 5 p.m. today, according to her father, Tony Montgomery.
Megan Montgomery was reported missing from her parent's home in the Fish Creek community Jan. 27.
"She is safe. We took her to the hospital to have her checked out," Montgomery said.
Montgomery and his wife, Aletha, went to Cincinnati after Polk County police were notified by local Ohio authorities that her car was found there. Her clothes and cell phone were in the car, her father confirmed.
However, Megan Montgomery was found by a lady who saw her running along the road in the snow outside the city, according to her father. The good Samaritan picked her up and took her to police, who then discovered she was listed as a missing person from Georgia.
Montgomery said all of the details aren't clear but that his daughter was abducted.
"She went to see a male friend in Columbus for a few days. She was stressed out," he said.
According to his daughter, the friend wasn't home and she was left stranded without a lot of money. She became lost in the unfamiliar area and spent some time in a homeless shelter but, at some point, trusted some people that she shouldn't have, he said.
"Her car had been stolen," he said.
He said his daughter said two men had kept her in an unfamiliar, desolate place in the Cincinnati area. That is the place Megan Montgomery said she escaped from this morning when the passer-by found her.
Montgomery said his daughter has been interviewed once by detectives and will do another interview in the morning. Police are working to find the men responsible, he said.
The family will come home after the police interview, he said.
Montgomery said he is grateful for all people and things which helped find his daughter.
"You wouldn't believe the support. We are so thankful for having so many friends," he said.
He said it was a new technology which found Megan's car. He said patrol officers have a system that automatically runs tags of parked cars while they patrol. Stolen vehicles or cars on a watch list show up on their computer and Megan's showed up as missing from Georgia.
Montgomery said he also is grateful for the Polk County Police Department, especially Det. Brandy Brady and Det. Joe Weldon who worked diligently on the case and kept the family informed.