Teen Found Hiding in Boyfriend's Attic, Say Police; Abbi Obermiller Missing for Weeks

Abbi Obermiller (Personal Photo)
Abbi Obermiller (Personal Photo)

NORWALK, Ohio (CBS/WOIO) Police say it was an anonymous tip that led them to 17-year-old Abigail "Abbi" Obermiller, who had been missing for nearly three weeks.

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The teen was transported to the Norwalk Police Department after police found her hiding in the attic of an apartment rented by her boyfriend.

When interviewed by police, she gave the names of those who helped her "run away," according to a police department news release obtained by the Sandusky Register.

Obermiller is safe but facing charges in juvenile court for obstruction and being an unruly child.

Although it was always believed she left willingly, detectives were concerned that the situation may had turned ugly and feared she could have been in danger.

Her boyfriend, 20-year-old Robert "Bobby" Young, was arrested on June 14, prior to the discovery, for obstruction of justice.

Sergeant Jim Fulton from the Norwalk Police Dept. told CNN that Abbi and her boyfriend had exchanged texts June 6, the night Abbi disappeared from her grandparent's home.

According to police, Young refused to take a polygraph test and repeatedly denied having any knowledge of Abbi's whereabouts.

Abbi's family believed Young whisked her away because the family disapproved of his controlling behavior, according to CNN.

Sgt. Fulton said Abbi left a note at her grandparents' home the night she disappeared which read: "I just couldn't take any more of this drama, it's not good for me. Love you all. Hope to see you soon. Love, Abbi."

Police say Abbi met briefly with her family on Wednesday before being transported to the Sandusky County Juvenile Detention Facility, according to CNN.

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