Florida police say a 15-year-old girl was walking to school on Monday morning when she vanished after calling her friend to say she was being followed.
A friend of Saige Stiles, from Port St Lucie, called the police and told them her location, after the teenager reported she was being followed at around 7am on Monday (local time).
Police arrived at the scene to find Ms Stiles missing and her mobile phone and backpack on the footpath.
However, in a stunning twist, Port St. Lucie Police reported a good samaritan found the teen reporting her to be "in good health" and was with a police department detective on Monday evening.
Teen reported missing on Monday morning by a friend
After the teenager was reported missing on Monday morning, police issued an alert for her whereabouts, saying it was unclear whether the teen ran away, was abducted, or got in a vehicle.
Local Florida news station WPTV posted security camera footage of Ms Stiles reportedly on route to school, showing her walking through what appears to be a backyard by herself.
Investigators found footage from 7:30 am that shows Ms Stiles“walking southbound behind houses" saying she "did not appear to be in any immediate danger or distress at the time.”
Saige was safely found in 100-BLK SW Paar Dr by Michael, member of the Florida's Treasure Coast Guardian Angels Chapter. Saige is in good health and with PSLPD Detectives. Big thanks to Michael for finding Saige and our media partners/community for sharing this event all day. https://t.co/Dwgq2ITtI5 pic.twitter.com/jg6mDSlrO7
— Port St. Lucie PD (@PSLPolice) April 11, 2022
She was spotted again at 4.15pm by a resident on dashcam footage walking in the area.
Port St. Lucie Police released an update at 5.40pm saying Ms Stiles was safely located by a member of Florida's Treasure Coast Guardian Angels Chapter who was in the area searching for her.
"Saige is in good health and with PSLPD Detectives now," it read. "Big thanks to Michael for locating Saige and our media partners and community for sharing this event throughout the day."
Police have not released any more details about the incident.
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