A 13-year-old girl who had been missing from her Detroit home since July has been found alive and safe, and living with her 34-year-old "boyfriend," MyFoxDetroit reported Friday.
Neshay Hawkins had just completed the sixth grade and turned 13 when she stormed out of her family's home after being scolded for making long-distance phone calls in July. Her family and police spent months desperately searching for the girl, but clues on her whereabouts were slim until her picture was circulated on a missing persons flyer.
According to the report, tips generated by the flyer led authorities in early December to the Detroit apartment — just miles from Neshay's home — of a 34-year-old man who goes by the nickname "Junebug." Police did not find Neshay or the man at the apartment, but on Dec. 23, Neshay turned herself in to police, MyFoxDetroit reported.
Police are now searching for the man who, they say, told Neshay to tell people she was 19 and that her name was "China Girl," MyFoxDetroit reported.
Neshay, now three months pregnant, is living with relatives in a different state.
Authorities believe the girl may have met the man online.