Kidnapped daughter found safe, mother still at large

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Elizabeth Merideth Murphy (Photo: El Paso County Sheriff's Office)

Elizabeth Merideth Murphy (Photo: El Paso County Sheriff's Office)

ARVADA, Colo. — Megan Mullock, the 15-year-old daughter kidnapped by her mother last week, walked into a police station in Arvada unharmed on Thursday.

Elizabeth Merideth Murphy, 50, picked up her daughter Megan Mullock at a friend’s house in Centennial on July 7, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.  The pair had not seen since then.

Murphy has no custodial rights to Megan, the sheriff’s office said Tuesday.

Murphy contacted law enforcement after seeing her photo on several social media sites, stating that she had her daughter and made arrangements to bring her to the closest law enforcement agency, according to the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

Mullock walked into the Arvada Police Department alone, safe and unharmed Thursday.

Megan Mulock missing 15-year-old. (Photo: El Paso County Sheriff's Office)

Megan Mullock missing 15-year-old found Thursday unharmed. (Photo: El Paso County Sheriff’s Office)


Murphy continues to evade law enforcement, according to police, and has two felony warrants out for her arrest for kidnapping and violation of a custody order. Police say she is believed to be in a safe house somewhere in the Denver Metro Area.

If anyone has seen her or has any information as to her whereabouts, they are asked to contact Detective Lisa Kaiser at 719-390-5555.

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