Missing Bedford teen Hayley Turner found safe in Ecorse

BEDFORD, Mich. (WXYZ) - A missing Bedford Township teen has been found safe in Ecorse. 

Hayley Turner was found on a porch near 19th and Scaliott between 2:30 and 3:00 p.m. on Friday. She was taken to the Ecorse Police Department, before being taking to the hospital for evaluation.

Officers say Hayley was traumatized, but doing okay. She did have some scratches and was shaken up.

Police say they were notified about her location by a 911 call. The caller told officers that Hayley said she had been abducted and had jumped out of a moving vehicle. Police are trying to track the caller and the possible abductor.

At this point, police do not have a description of a suspect.

The case began when the Monroe County Sheriff's Office asked for assistance in the possible abduction of the missing 18-year-old.

Monroe County Sheriff Dale Malone told reporters Hayley disappeared around 10:10 p.m. on Thursday.

7 Action News has learned the University of Toledo student was last seen at the Family Video store not far from where she was possibly taken. The manager of the store tells Action News, she left the store at 10:06 p.m, according to sales records. He shared that information with investigators.

Deputies say Hayley was on the phone with a friend when she stopped at the intersection of Dean Road and Crabb Road to investigate a person lying in a ditch on the side of the road. She soon told her friend the man had a gun and was following her. The phone then went dead.

The friend called Hayley's father immediately and he was at the scene in minutes. He found her car running and unoccupied near the intersection.

K-9 units and aviation units continued to search the area into the afternoon, when word came that Hayley had been found.

Deputies would not say if they believe one or more people might have been involved in the possible abduction.

A woman who lives feet from where Hayley was last seen, told 7 Action News, she looked out her window at the time of the reported incident, and saw someone in a car on their phone. The woman did not notice anyone else or hear anything.

Friday morning, a person did report seeing a male and female walking in the area of Telegraph and Erie Road around 4:00 a.m. near a VFW. The male was described as 18-24, was wearing brown khaki shorts and a blue shirt. The female was described as 18-24, wearing a red shirt and long black tight-fitting pants with shoulder length dark hair.

The sheriff says the female's description was very similar to Hayley's description.

Hayley's mother spoke at a morning news conference to plead for her daughter's safe return.

"Hayley if you can hear me… just please call us. Please call anybody. We just want you safely home. No questions asked. We miss you. We love you. We just want you home."

A large number of cars were seen at the family home, where family and friends gathered to mobilize searches.

Michigan State Police and the FBI are assisting in the investigation.

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