3 in Custody After Missing Indiana Teen Found in Ohio: Police

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3 May 2017 | 5:43 am

Three people are in federal custody after a 14-year-old girl who disappeared from her northwest Indiana home was found in Ohio on Tuesday, according to police. 

Amelia King was located in Cincinnati and taken to a local hospital for “medical evaluation,” the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said in a release. Her family was notified and was en route to pick her up from the hospital, authorities added.

Four days after she went missing, Amelia was discovered at a residence with two men, according to the sheriff’s office, who were subsequently taken into custody by the FBI. Another man who allegedly drove Amelia from her home in Indiana to Ohio was arrested in Kansas, police said. 

Further information on the case, or any criminal charges, wasn’t immediately available but authorities thanked the public for the many tips they received in the investigation, which remains ongoing. 

Amelia disappeared from her home in rural Lake County in northwest Indiana on Thursday night. 

The Lake County Sheriff’s Department said officers were called to the home just before 1 a.m. Friday in the 1100 block of E. Highway 330 for reports of a possible runaway juvenile. 

Her family said it was very out of character for the young honor student to disappear without a word. Some family members believed she may have been abducted by a man she met online. 

“In all her school years she’s done very well,” said her uncle Erick Kind. “This is a good student. Something totally unexpected. Not in her character at all.” 

Authorities said they were following the potential lead that she may have been in communication with someone online and were checking her computer and belongings. 

“There’s not an Amber Alert because we haven’t identified an actual individual who she may have been communicating with,” Lake County Sheriff John Buncich told NBC 5 via phone Monday night. 

“I just want her to come home,” her mother Valeria King said Monday. “We miss you so much.” 

Her family added she had a lot to look forward to, including starting high school and an upcoming trip to Orlando. 

Published at 12:33 PM CDT on May 2, 2017 | Updated 5 hours ago

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