Missing

Dutch Teen Found

After having her petition to sail around the world rejected by a court in October, Dutch teen Laura Dekker disappeared from her father’s home Friday, but was discovered Sunday on the Caribbean island of St. Maarten. Prior to disappearing, Dekker mentioned that she may try to go to New Zealand—where she also has citizenship—in order to carry out her planned sailing trip. Her parents disagreed on whether her around-the-world ambitions were safe for the 14-year-old, and when courts ruled against her, she was also placed under supervision by child-care authorities, who barred Dekker from leaving the country without permission. Island police say they have tracked down Dekker, but police and the Child Protection Agency in the Netherlands were not available for comment.