Missing Charlotte teen found alive in Georgia

Missing Charlotte teen found alive in Georgia

Missing Charlotte teen found alive in Georgia

Hailey, from Charlotte, N.C., was found alive at a home in Duluth on Sunday, and the man who allegedly held her there is now being held without bond, officials said.

A North Carolina teen reported missing more than a year ago was safely recovered early Sunday morning from a residence about 200 miles away in Georgia, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced. News partner WBTV reported that the charges include false imprisonment, sodomy/aggravated sodomy, interference with custody and cruelty to children involving first-degree deprivation. She also sent the woman a picture taken from her window. "You can't understand how it feels until you you're in it", Burns said.

A neighbor told Channel 9's sister station WSB-TV in Atlanta that he saw Hailey once unloading groceries, said hello, and didn't see any signs of distress and didn't know she was missing.

Burns' parents, who say Hailey has Asperger's syndrome, met Wysolovski online.

Her mother said Wysolovski enticed the daughter into his vehicle and took her to Georgia "and she pretty much had to stay there the whole time".

Many on Twitter were happy Burns had been found and said that prayers had been answered.

WBTV reported that Burns disappeared from her home in Ballantyne in May 2016. While investigators aren't saying precisely how Wysolovski got his hands on Burns, they accuse the suspect of holding the teen captive in his home near Seneca Trail in Duluth for over a year.

Considering that Hailey met Wysoloyski online, it's ironic that the teen's internet activity led to her eventual rescue.

CBS46 has a crew working on gathering more details at this time.

The FBI had offered a $15,000 reward for information in the case, reports WSB-TV.

"We never gave up", the father Anthony Burns wrote.

Tony explained that prior to the disappearance, he and his wife were trying to restrict Hailey's use of computers after they discovered she had been chatting with strangers on the internet.

"She is just so happy to be home".

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