California mom Danielle Becker Friedland is found SAFE - days after she failed ... trends now
Missing California mother, Danielle Becker Friedland, was found in Houston one week after she disappeared from the airport following a six-week stay at a mental health clinic.
Friedland, 36, from the Bay Area city of Piedmont, checked her luggage onto her flight at Houston airport the day before Thanksgiving, left behind her phone and credit cards, then took a taxi and disappeared.
She had just been discharged after spending six weeks at the Menninger Clinic in Houston and was due to fly home to her husband Jordan - who lead the search effort - and their two children, aged two and five.
'We are relieved to say that around 2:30 a.m. last night, with the help of the Houston Police Department, we were able to locate Dani, make contact with her, and she is now safe,' the family said in a statement to KHOU.
'We wanted to express our deepest gratitude to the Houston community for everything you did to help us find Dani. We were welcomed in with open arms, and without exception received help, love, and incredible support.'
Danielle Becker Friedland, 36, who went missing after spending six weeks at the Menninger Clinic in Houston was found Wednesday morning
The 36-year-old, standing five feet two tall and weighing 100lbs, was last seen one week before in this image at Houston airport, having left behind her luggage, phone and credit cards
Jordan Friedland has traveled to Texas to help search for his wife who disappeared the day before Thanksgiving
The family said, 'We are so thankful to you all and so many more for helping us during the hardest week of our lives. As we move into the next steps for Dani and the rest of the family, we ask for privacy so we can begin to heal.'
Friends and family flew to Houston to assist in the week long search. On Tuesday, the group searched along Buffalo Bayou near Memorial Park after receiving a tip.
'Dani has been going through an unexpected but ongoing mental health issue for several months now, and we just love and support her,' Jordan said to KTRK .
'Our kids miss her more than anything in the world. She's the most amazing mom in the world and the world is a better place with her and being a mom,