Missing 20-year-old makes contact with family; not being held against her will

Deasha Hicks (Source: RCSD)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WACH) -- According to the Richland County Sheriff's Department, a missing 20-year-old has made contact with her parents.

The department says Deasha Hicks had made contact with her parents and "is not being held against her will." The department also said the parents are comfortable in knowing where she is, as of now.

Hicks was last seen leaving her Mellowood Drive residence on April 28. She was supposed to return on May 3.

Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott stated Hicks is on prescribed medication but did not take it with her, which was a cause for concern.

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