Missing Bedford Township teen found safe outside home in Ecorse
TEMPERANCE, Mich. – Hayley Turner has been found safe outside a house in Ecorse.
The 18-year-old Bedford Township woman went missing Thursday night. Police, family and friends feared Turner had been abducted.
"Hayley, if you can hear me just please call us. Please call anybody. We just want you safely home, no questions asked," said Hayley's mother, Christy Turner, during a news conference on Friday.
Now that she has been found safe there are plenty of questions about how Turner ended up 40 miles from home.
Her family said she was found Friday afternoon by a homeowner near West Outer Drive and East 19th Street in Ecorse. She was sitting outside and not wearing a shirt.
Turner gave the homeowner her mother's cellphone number. Turner allegedly told the woman she had just jumped out of a vehicle.
The homeowner then took Turner to police who brought her to a hospital. Turner was checked out by doctors and released to her family.
Bedford Township police were called to Crabb and Dean roads about 10:30 p.m. Thursday after the teen's car was found abandoned. Turner had been talking to a friend when she claimed she saw a man lying on the road.
"Hayley told her friend she was going to get out of the car and check on him," said Monroe County Sheriff Dale Malone. "Seconds later, Hayley told her friend, "He has a gun!" and the phone was disconnected."
The friend called Turner's father who was at the scene within minutes. However, the teen was gone.
Since then, an extensive police search was launched on the ground and in the air as residents put up posters of the teen around town.
Turner's family tells Local 4 the teen was found in good shape. They added she had been struggling with some emotional issues this year.
They also said her iPad was taken from her vehicle Thursday night, but not her wallet.
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