A missing 13-year-old from south Charlotte has been reunited with her family after being found unharmed Thursday night, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say.
She was found several hours after police held a news conference to ask for the public’s help in locating the girl. Kiley Hegger had disappeared from her home Monday.
Police from the start said there was no indication she had been abducted but Thursday evening enlisted the FBI's assistance and turned the case over to the Homicide Unit amid growing concern for the girl.
Just before midnight, police located Hegger unharmed and reunited her with her parents. They did not say where she was found, or whether she she had been staying the past three days.
Police typically do not release details in missing-person cases that don’t involve criminal activity.
Hours before Kiley was found, detectives had combed over fields and wooded areas where Hegger was known to visit.
Hegger's parents didn't think she had run away from their apartment in a gated community near Providence High, because she had left her purse, wallet and shoes behind. They discovered she was missing from her bed late Monday evening and a window open at their home.
Police said the girl had run away from home in the past but never for so long or without contacting family or friends.
Police said she had contacted someone through social media in the hours after she first went missing.
Kiley just turned 13 Sunday and is a sixth-grader at United Faith Christian Academy.
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