The missing 28-year-old was found walking along the 14 Freeway near Avenue K by detectives who were on their way to look for her.
LAPD Detective Tim O’Quinn told KTLA the missing woman appeared ‘disoriented’ and ‘confused’ when she was found, adding: ‘There’s a lot of unknowns as to what transpired.’
Stacy suffered from exposure to the cold as well as dehydration after the area was hit by a fierce storm over the weekend with temperatures dropping into the 20s overnight.
Laura Lynne Stacy, who had recently moved to Los Angeles from Denver and was last seen on Sunday, was found on Wednesday and has been reunited with her family, according to the LAPD.
Her phone was found in a puddle around 5 am onMonday, at a park in Santa Clarita about 30 miles away from her Hollywood Hills home, according to KNBC. The person who discovered it reportedly used the phone to text Stacy’s parents about 5 a.m.
The Mystery heightened after her black Acura with a Colorado license plate was found abandoned in a remote area in Lancaster, a further 30 miles north of Los Angeles, on Tuesday, according to the sheriff’s office.
Her parents Macie and Steve who flew in from Denver to join in the search for their daughter, said Stacy who had been studying to become a realtor, but had became interested in arts and photography and was trying to get a job, after moving from Denver to Los Angeles, recently.
The LAPD would not confirm the circumstances of how Stacy was found, though KABC reported that she was spotted walking along the freeway in Lancaster.
On Tuesday, Stacy’s car was found abandoned near 97th Street East and Avenue E in Lancaster – another 30 miles northeast from where her phone was found.
Police said there were no ‘obvious signs of foul play’ where her car was found, and her mother suggested her daughter had stayed in the car for some time, pointing to the blanket and food they found inside.
Laura Stacy was then found about 18 miles away on the 14 Freeway on Wednesday.