Danela Alfaro-Lopez and Justin Gouveia were reported missing on July 27.
BOSTON, Massachusetts (AP) -- Two university students who vanished from a motel on Cape Cod and failed to show up for meetings with their parents have turned up in Florida.
Leanne Gouveia, mother of 21-year-old Justin Gouveia of Lowell, said a private investigator called her husband, Joseph, on Saturday and said her son and Danela Alfaro-Lopez of Dearborn, Michigan, had been located and were OK
"I'm shaking, I'm so ecstatic," she said. "It's beautiful, it's just beautiful."
The couple were found at a motel in the Orlando area, said Elise Camille, a spokeswoman for the Orange County, Florida, sheriff's office.
"They're fine. They're calling their parents," Camille said. She said the couple didn't use their cell phones or credit cards and only used cash. "I don't know, maybe they didn't want to be found," she said.
Justin Gouveia and Alfaro-Lopez, 19, both Michigan State University students, had last been seen leaving a bed and breakfast in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, on July 26. They didn't check out but left the room key and enough money to cover their stay, police said.
They were supposed to meet Gouveia's parents in Maine on July 27 but never showed, Joseph Gouveia said.
Alfaro-Lopez's parents waited for her to return on a flight to Detroit Metropolitan Airport but she never arrived. Her mother, a Wayne County assistant prosecutor, said the couple met five years ago.
Alfaro-Lopez is a sophomore and Gouveia is a senior and both are political science and prelaw majors.
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