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Tuscaloosa teen, sister to be placed in protective custody

13-year-old Destiny Schaetzle. (Source: Family photo/Tuscaloosa County EMA) 13-year-old Destiny Schaetzle. (Source: Family photo/Tuscaloosa County EMA)
TUSCALOOSA, AL (WBRC) -

Just hours after she was found, authorities with the Tuscaloosa Police Department say Destiny Schaetzle - who was missing for more than five days - will be placed in temporary custody until Monday.

Officials say Destiny and her older sister will be placed in temporary custody with family and friends based on the unsafe living conditions and the treatment that officers had recently observed.

Authorities in Tuscaloosa received a call just after 4:30 p.m. on Friday from a resident saying they saw Destiny walking along New Watermelon Road near an old church just south of Harbor Ridge Way. Two people stopped and stayed with her until officers could arrive at the scene.

Officers arrived and confirmed it was Destiny and she was taken immediately to DCH in Tuscaloosa for examination. They also confirm she has been admitted to DCH for overnight observation.

Tuscaloosa Police say their investigation continues and many details are unknown, but on Monday morning, representatives from TPD will discuss with DHR their concerns about the welfare of the children.

They add both Destiny and her older sister are adopted and not the biological children of the parents they're currently living with.

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