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  • 9 August 2014, 1:14

Missing Teen Found Alive After 'Abduction'

A teenager who went missing after apparently getting out of her car to help a man who was lying in a ditch has been found alive, and says she was kidnapped.

Police said a woman picked up 18-year-old Hayley Turner standing fully clothed on a street corner in Ecorse, Michigan, 46 miles (74km) north of where she went missing.

She was dropped off at a police station this afternoon and taken to the Henry Ford Hospital in Wyandotte.

Ecorse Police Chief Mike Moore said she was in "good condition" and could not disclose if she had been harmed. No arrests have yet been made.

Ms Turner, of Bedford Township, did not return from a trip to a video store on Thursday night.

Police say she called a friend as she made her way home shortly before it was feared she was abducted.

While on the phone to her friend, Ms Turner said an unknown male had a gun and was following her.

The teenager's friends alerted her father, who sped to the scene only to find his daughter's unoccupied car left running.

Monroe County Sheriff Dale Malone told reporters at a news conference earlier on Friday: "During the conversation, Hayley stated that she was at Dean and Crabb Road when she noticed a guy laying in the ditch.

"Hayley told her friend she was going to get out of her car and check on him.

"Seconds later, Hayley told her friend, 'He has a gun,' and the phone was disconnected."

Her mother, Christy Turner, pleaded with her daughter to come home at the news conference.

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