Wendy's "captive" located, police say she's in good health

LaShonda Cortez

CBS affiliate WGCL

ATLANTA -- LaShonda Cortez, the woman who police say left a note at an Atlanta Wendy's restaurant claiming to be held captive, has been located by police, 48 Hours' Crimesider has learned.

"We have located the girl and she is in good health," said Atlanta police spokesperson Officer Ralph Woolfork. "We are speaking to her now to try to get more information."

Investigators said Cortez walked into the Wendy's at about 11:40 a.m. Monday, asked for a piece of blank paper and wrote that she was being held against her will. Cortez left the restaurant voluntarily and could be seen leaving with a man in a pickup truck, according to police.

Atlanta Police Captain Michael O'Connor said Tuesday that they tracked down and questioned the man Cortez left with, reports CBS affiliate WGCL.

The man, whose identity has not been released by police, said he's known Cortez for about a month and there were no issues between them, according to O'Connor.

The man told police he dropped Cortez off later on Monday in the North Highland area of Atlanta, and hasn't seen her since.

O'Connor added that police have spoken to the man several times and he has "been completely cooperative."

The man told police he didn't know about a note, and didn't feel like Cortez was in distress at any time, according to O'Connor.