Mint Butterfield, Missing Daughter Of Slack And Flickr Founders Found Alive



Flickr founder’s daughter Mint Butterfield, the 16-years-old, was found safe after missing for a week, according to California police. Mint, whose parents are Flickr and Slack founders Caterina Fake and Stewart Butterfield, was reported missing but has since been reunited with their family.

The search for Mint, who uses they/them pronouns, began after they left a note and departed their home in Bolinas with a suitcase. Although Mint could not access a car or a phone, the community and authorities quickly mobilized to locate them. The San Francisco Police Department confirmed on Sunday morning that Mint had been safely located and was back with their family.

During their disappearance, Mint was classified by police as a “voluntary-missing juvenile” who was considered at risk due to a previous suicide attempt, adding urgency to the search efforts. The Marin County Sheriff’s Office and local law enforcement actively sought tips from the public and coordinated efforts to track down Mint’s whereabouts.

Mint Butterfield’s parents expressed their profound gratitude for the overwhelming support from friends, family, volunteers, and even strangers who contributed to the search. “Heartfelt thanks to all the family, friends, volunteers, and strangers who called in tips and made this recovery possible,” stated a family spokesperson, reflecting the community’s relief and joy at Mint’s safe return.

This incident has highlighted the challenges and pressures faced by children of high-profile individuals and the community’s role in ensuring their safety and well-being. Mint Butterfield found is a positive end to a tense week for the Butterfield family and their extended community.

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