UPDATE: According to the Bay County Sheriff's Office Shae Morrison made contact with her family late Tuesday night and was returned home early Wednesday morning.
Her family released this statement this morning:
"We would like to thank family, friends, and the community for their support and prayers. We also thank the Bay County Sheriffs office for their prompt and professional response, WMBB and the other media outlets for helping to locate Shae."
A 21-year-old girl went missing Monday afternoon from her home in Panama City.
Shae Morrison left her home on Lake Joanna drive near Bayou George and was last seen by family around noon.
Shae is described by her stepfather as a sweet young girl who loves listening to music. Her disappearance has shaken their Panama City family.
"There wasn't any indication that there were any problems at home," said Joe Scully, her stepfather. "So, this really took us by surprise not having her here yesterday and through the night last night."
Shae is described as standing 5'2'' tall and is around 160 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Any clothing description of what Morrison was last wearing is not known at this time.
Her parents say she is also on medication for several medical conditions. Scully says Morrison did not take her medication with her and has now missed two doses. He says it's imperative that Shae take her medication as soon as possible.
"We miss her dearly, we want her to come home," said Scully. "We want her safe and if she's watching I just like to give a special plea for her to contact her either her mother or I so that we know she is safe."
If you have any information on Shae's whereabouts you are asked not to approach her but to contact the Bay County Sheriff's Office at 747-4700 or your nearest law enforcement agency.