BROOKLYN, OH – A missing Ohio teen has been found in Warren County, Missouri. The 15-year-old has been missing since early November.
She was found Tuesday afternoon in Marthasville, according to a release obtained by WJW-TV. She was in good condition, according to police.
WOIO-TV reports that someone was posting to her Facebook page. Police used an IP address to track her to a home in the 1500 block of S. Lake Sherwood around 4:30 p.m. She was being held against her will by a 41-year-old man.
State and federal charges will be sought against the man, according to Val Joyner, a spokeswoman for the St. Charles County Police Department.
Investigators are working with the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force as authorities in Missouri try to determine what exactly happened. Police initially thought she was a runaway.
The teen went missing when she went outside to tie up her family dog at around 7:15 p.m. on November 8. Friends and family have held vigils for her, and actor Nicolas Cage held her ‘missing’ poster for a photo while filming a movie in Lorain County.
CrimeStoppers just announced a $2,500 reward for information in the case on Monday.
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