BEDFORD TWP., Mich. - An 18-year-old Michigan woman who was reported missing Thursday evening and who police said may have been abducted, has been found safe.
Monroe County Sheriff Dale Malone said in a Friday afternoon news conference that Hayley Turner was located in Ecorse, Mich., about two hours from where she disappeared in Bedford Township.
Authorities said the teen is currently at the Ecorse Police Department and investigators from Monroe County were en route to interview her.
Officials declined to comment on the circumstances of the teen's recovery or whether any charges would be filed. Sheriff Malone did say that a tip led to the recovery of Turner's cell phone, which in turn led to the teen's location.
Earlier in the day, Malone said Turner disappeared Thursday at around 10 p.m. after leaving her home to go to a video rental store.
On her way home from the store, Malone said Turner 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, Turner told her friend that the man had a gun and then the phone went dead, Malone said.
Police say the friend immediately called Turner'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. Turner was nowhere to be found.
Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, launched air and ground searches for the missing teen.
Christie Turner, the teen's mother, 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," Christie Turner said.