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Kara Alongi: NJ teen goes missing after tweeting about an alleged home intruder, police say

Kara Alongi (right) and her Twitter feed Twitter

Kara Alongi (right) and her Twitter feed
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(CBS/AP) CLARK, N.J. - Police said they don't believe missing New Jersey teen Kara Alongi who tweeted about an intruder in her home is in any physical danger, The Star-Ledger of Newark reports.

The 16-year-old girl gained hundreds of followers after asking people on Twitter to call 911 on Sunday evening.

"There is somone in my hour ecall (sic) 911," her tweet said.

People re-tweeted her message and the hashtag "#helpfindkara" trended on the social network.

Police Chief Alan Scherb tells the newspaper that there was no sign of foul play in Alongi's Clark home.

"There was nothing disturbed inside the home," he told the Star-Ledger.

As of Monday morning, Sgt. Vincent Concina said Alongi is "still listed as missing" and that there were no developments in the overnight search efforts, the Star-Ledger reports.

Since Alongi's tweet, Twitter users have expressed concerned well-wishing to skepticism about the teen's alleged disappearance.

"I'm not sure about how I feel about #HelpFindKara. I feel like there is a great possibility it's true, or a big lie. Lets (sic) hope for the best," tweeted @ryan_temple.

Twitter user @KristaLong20 claimed that Alongi faked her disappearance and doctored her Twitter account which spawned another thread of viral tweets.

"She tweeted this then deleted it. What a joke. #helpfindkara @KaraAlongi http://pic.twitter.com/UpBWR607," @KristaLong20 tweeted.

Scherb said the girl remains missing and should call police.

Anyone with information on Alongi's whereabouts should call Clark police at (732) 388-3434.

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