This photo provided by the New York State Police shows Amanda Hellman, 29, of Vestal, N.Y. State police say they found two teenage sisters on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, in Vestal, near Binghamton. Investigators eventually tracked the girls down and arrested Hellman on kidnapping charges.
The sisters were first reported as "teen runaways" in April, when Ky-Lea was 15 and Shaeleen was 13. Authorities say they were living with a foster family in Binghamton, and they were last seen waiting for a bus at their school.
During the 11-month-long investigation into their disappearance, police say they received many "investigative leads," which eventually pointed them to the girls' location.
Ky-Lea and Shaeleen have reportedly been turned over to family services. Hellman was arraigned and is being held in the Broome County Jail without bail.
This video includes a clip from the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin and images from the New York State Police.