BEDFORD TWP., Mich. - Authorities are asking for help in locating an 18-year-old Michigan woman who may have been abducted.
Sheriff Dale Malone of the Monroe County Sheriff's Office said in a news conference Friday that Hayley Turner, of Bedford Township, disappeared after leaving her home Thursday at around 10 p.m. to go to a video rental store.
On her way home from the store, Malone said Hayley was on the phone with a friend when she told the friend that she noticed a man lying in the road and stopped to check on him.
Upon walking towards the man, Hayley told her friend that the man had a gun and then the phone went dead, Malone said.
Police say the friend immediately called Hayley's father who located his daughter's car within minutes. The vehicle was found running and unoccupied in the area of Dean and Crabb roads in Bedford Township, Malone said. Hayley was nowhere to be found.
Authorities responded to the scene and spoke with nearby residents who said they witnessed a vehicle parked near the scene of the possible abduction approximately 10 minutes prior to the incident.
Officials have launched air and ground searches for the missing teen. The FBI is involved in the search.
On Friday morning, police received a phone call from a citizen who reported seeing a male and female walking in the area of Telegraph and Erie Road at around 4 a.m. Malone said the male was described as being white, 18 to 24-years-old, wearing brown khaki shorts and a blue shirt. The female was described as 18 to 24-years-old and wearing a red shirt, long, black, tight-fitting pants and shoulder-length dark hair. Malone said the female's description matches that of Hayley.
Hayley is described as 5-feet tall and 130 pounds with shoulder-length brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing black yoga pants and an orange T-shirt.
Christie Turner, the teen's mother, also spoke at the new conference Friday morning and begged her daughter to come home.
"...Hayley, if you can hear me, please call us. Please call anybody. We just want you safely home. No questions asked. We just miss you. We love you. We just want you home," Turner said.
Anyone with information on the teen's whereabouts is asked to contact police at 734-243-7070.