17-year old Payton Murphy was found safe and was returned home Friday evening after being missing since Tuesday.

Her father says she changed her hair color, but she is safe.

Her father also wants to thank everyone who helped spread the word about Payton and all the tips that helped lead to her safe return.

Additional photos of Payton were used with her father's permission:

Courtesy of Troy Murphy
Courtesy of Troy Murphy
Courtesy of Troy Murphy
Courtesy of Troy Murphy