An at-risk woman who is nine months pregnant and went missing for hours Sunday in San Francisco, was said to be safe after a frantic search by family and police, according to family members.
According to police, Lauren Soriano, 32, was last seen leaving her residence in the Cole Valley neighborhood around 11 a.m. She apparently was with a longtime friend and got into a dark-colored sedan.
Police said her reported actions were out of character, but they did not suspect foul play.
A family member late Sunday evening said Soriano called and told them she was safe. The family member did not know her whereabouts.
Despite the reports from the family, police said they are still investigating.
Soriano's disappearance prompted police to issue a plea for help from the public as they searched for the 5-foot, 3-inch, 115-pound woman who is about to give birth.
No further details were available.