A 15-year-old who went missing last month has been located.

Loudon Police Department reported Monday that Tegan Daugherty, who ran away from his Huffland Drive home Oct. 10, was found and is safe.

“He walked up the railroad tracks from Loudon into the Martel Road area of Lenoir City and was found hiding under a tarp by some residents up there,” Brian Jenkins, LPD detective, said. “They called us, they saw him on the news and realized who he was.”

Jenkins confirmed law enforcement is investigating why Daugherty left, but for now he declined comment.

“Now at least we know that he’s safe and alive and we’re going to continue our investigation from here,” Jenkins said.