While her mother wiped her eyes and told reporters she feared her 14-year-old daughter had been abducted, the girl was located inside a department store by police in another county.
Salaycia Easton, of Ellenwood, was being questioned by police Wednesday evening, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Clayton County school police said earlier Wednesday that Salaycia had been reported missing Friday from Morrow High School and may have been abducted.
Salaycia was supposed to meet up with her sister, also a Morrow High student, after school Friday, but never showed up. Later Friday afternoon, the teen’s mother reported her missing.
The teen’s mother, Queena Murray, told reporters Wednesday afternoon at a news conference that she had not heard from her daughter until Tuesday at 1:25 p.m., when she got a phone call from Salaycia, who sounded like she had been crying. She told her mother she had been abducted at gunpoint by a man in a burgundy Ford Fusion and was in a dark room, police said.
Murray said her daughter told her she had downloaded an app to her phone in order to contact her mother. Salaycia didn’t know where she was, but said there was also a white car parked outside and a lady with blue hair, according to the teen’s mother and police.
Salaycia has run away twice, but investigators are treating this as an abduction case. It is the first time the district has held a news conference for a possible abduction, a district spokesman said Wednesday afternoon.
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