Michigan Teen Who Disappeared After Telling Friend She Was Being Followed Found Alive

NOTE: This post has been updated here.

Hayley Turner, 18, says she was abducted on Thursday night. After being hooded for a time, she escaped her captors by jumping from a slow-moving vehicle. Turner was found on Friday about an hour away from her home, in Ecorse, Michigan. A resident spotted her and drove her to the police station. She was not wearing a shirt when she was found, according to a report by WDIV-TV.

Haley Turner was on the phone with a friend on Thursday night around 10 pm after picking up some movies at a video store not far from her home. While on the phone, she told the friend that she was stopping to check on a person lying along the roadway, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department said. She told the friend that the man had a gun. Then the line went dead.

The friend contacted Turner’s father who located the car minutes later in the same area that Turner had told the friend that she was stopping. Hayley Turner was nowhere to be found.

The incident occurred near the intersection of Dean and Crabb roads, east of Temperance — a few miles north of the Ohio border.

The Detroit Free Press reports a neighbor told police that a sedan was parked with its parking lights on in that area. One of the lights on the vehicle wasn’t working.

WDIV-TV says police have no description of Turner’s alleged abductors or of a vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff’s office detective bureau at (734) 240-7530 (734) 240-7700.

Writing for Crime Library, David Krajicek reports that the number of missing persons increased by six times between 1980 and 2005, from around 150,000 to around 900,000. At that time, he wrote that 2,300 adults and children each day were being reported missing, but only a small fraction of those are abductions committed by a stranger.

In 2000, Kym Pasqualina founded The National Center for Missing Adults. During her ten years as CEO of the organization, she said the agency consistently tracked nearly 50,000 “active cases.”

She told Krajicek in a phone interview that just over half were men. Four out of 10 were white adults, three of 10 were black, and two of 10 were Latino.

Pasqualina said that about one-sixth of the missing adults had psychiatric problems.

WDIV-TV says Turner’s parents noted that Hayley had been suffering some emotional issues this year, but when she was found she was in good shape.

This is not the only shocking missing persons incident that has ended well recently. In May, The Inquisitr shared the story of a Colorado mother who went missing for five days. Her survival story will stun you.

[Image: Monroe County Sheriff’s Department]