Scout Taylor-Compton, who disappeared two weeks ago, returns home safely

By Todd Peterson
August 25, 2005 07:00 AM

Scout Taylor-Compton, the 16-year-old Sleepover actress who had been missing since Aug. 12, was safely reunited with her parents Thursday, Reuters reports.

“We received a tip from the Apple Valley School Police that she was at a house in Apple Valley,” San Bernardino County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Robin Haynal told Reuters. “We sent a deputy over there, picked her up and took her to the station.”

The teenage actress had last been seen at her family’s home in San Bernardino County. A spokeswoman for the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department said that Taylor-Compton hadn’t been harmed, nor was there any evidence of criminal activity during her absence.

“She was a runaway juvenile. She just didn’t want to be found,” Haynal said. “She hasn’t been harmed at all and she appears to be fine.”

Besides Sleepover, Taylor-Compton has appeared in the feature film 13 Going on 30 with Jennifer Garner, and on the popular TV series Gilmore Girls. She recently landed a lead role on Bravo’s new show Hidden Howie.