Smyrna patient who left medical facility found in Kentucky

Kellie McDowell

Police in Smyrna spent Sunday searching for a patient who went missing from Ridgeview Institute, a local medical facility.

Later in the evening, officials announced Kellie McDowell was found in Kentucky with her mother.

It is not clear why Kellie left or how the 17-year-old was able to cross states. Authorities have officially canceled their Mattie's Call for the teen, Georgia's emergency missing alert for disabled or elderly persons.