Published: 09:53, 17 September 2009
| Updated: 10:36, 17 September 2009
by Helen Fairley
A pregnant teenager who has been missing for nearly a month has returned home.
Teenager Leonie Davies had not been seen since she left her home in Loose at 5.20pm on August 21. She claimed to be popping out to see a friend but never turned up.
Now, after a heartfelt plea from her mother Cathy, Leonie has returned home.
Cathy described the time she was missing as "empty, dark and horrible."
She said: "Leonie is a very lively, personable, loud, vibrant person and the minute she is not in your life, your life feels empty."
Police had feared Leonie may be with an older male after she made a call from an unknown mobile phone, which was answered by a male when the number was called back. On one occasion this male put a friend through to Leonie but on a second occasion he denied knowing her.
The search to find her was concentrated on London and North Kent.
Detective Inspector Kris Hill of Maidstone Police said: “We are pleased Leonie has been found and we will soon be able reunite her with her family, who missed her greatly. I would like to thank the media for their part in publicising her disappearance and to the public for their assistance and information.”