Eight-year-old Shasta Groene is out of the hospital -- five days after she was found at a restaurant with the man who allegedly abducted her, and whom authorities suspect killed four of her family members.
The girl was released from Kootenai Medical Center to her father, Steve Groene, and is doing well, Capt. Ben Wolfinger of the Kootenai County Sheriff's Department said Thursday. He would not say when she was released.
With her mother and an older brother slain, another brother believed to be dead -- and traumatized herself by nearly seven weeks of captivity with a convicted sex offender -- Shasta faces life with different relatives and the psychological fallout from her ordeal.
Wolfinger said he had no information on what Shasta's follow-up treatment would entail.
She is believed to be the sole survivor among the five people in her family's home the night authorities allege Joseph Edward Duncan III appeared and bound the older family members.
Shasta's brother Slade, 13; her mother, Brenda; and her mother's boyfriend, Mark McKenzie, were beaten to death. Their bodies were found May 16.
Her brother Dylan, 9, was abducted with Shasta and is believed to be dead. Remains found at a remote western Montana campsite are being analyzed for positive identification.
Duncan, 42, is charged with two counts of first-degree kidnapping, and authorities have said they believe he was responsible for the attacks on the family. Sheriff Rocky Watson said he thinks the motive was to acquire the children for sex.