Six years after the mysterious disappearance of a young girl who was taken by her mother, the case has finally been solved.
New details have emerged about the crucial tip that led to the homecoming of Kayla Unbehaun, who was kidnapped by her mother without legal custody.
The breakthrough came when a teenage girl working at a clothing store in Asheville, North Carolina, saw Kayla’s story on a true crime show.
The employee, who had a personal connection to Kayla from their childhood, recognized her as the now 15-year-old girl.
The tipster credited the show “Unsolved Mysteries” for featuring Kayla’s case, which garnered significant media attention over the years, including a Netflix documentary.
Initially, Kayla and her mother provided false identities to the police, but their true identities were eventually uncovered.
Kayla has now returned home to Illinois, while her mother, Heather Unbehaun, faces kidnapping charges.
This remarkable homecoming comes after years of pleas from Kayla’s father, who expressed his joy and requested privacy as they rebuild their lives together.