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Woman Feared Abducted Found Safe on Porch in Michigan

According to a friend, the teen said during a phone call that she was checking on a man who was lying on the side of the road before she disappeared.

An 18-year-old Michigan woman who disappeared "under suspicious circumstances," was found safe on Friday afternoon, according to police. Hayley Turner was found on a porch about 45 miles from where she vanished on Thursday night, according to NBC affiliate WDIV. Investigators searched by land and by air on Thursday night and Friday for the teen, and classified the case as a "possible abduction."

Turner left her home on Thursday around 10 p.m. to run an errand, and shortly after, apparently told a friend over the phone she was pulling over her vehicle to check on a man who was lying in a ditch, Monroe County Sheriff Dale Malone said during a morning news conference Friday. "Seconds later, Hayley told her friend, 'he has a gun,'" and the call was disconnected, Malone said.

Turner's friend called the teen's father who arrived at the scene minutes later and discovered Hayley's vehicle still running, according to a statement from the Monroe County Sheriff's Office. On Friday, Turner's family told the station the woman is fine physically, but had struggled with some emotional issues this year.


— Elisha Fieldstadt