EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) - A teenager who has been the subject of a nationwide manhunt in 2015 has been located safe in El Paso, according to a Facebook page maintained by the teen's family.
Myra 'Alissia' Freeman, 19, went missing from Highland Home, Alabama on December 13, 2015 after her parents reported that she went to take out the trash and never returned.
Alissia, who was 17 at the time of her disappearance, was suspected of being a human trafficking victim by her parents. Authorities believed Freeman left with someone she met online. Alabama authorities spent weeks looking for her and a $13,500 reward was offered for her return.
On Monday, sudden developments in the case were posted online indicating that Alissia had been located in El Paso. On Wednesday, the missing teen reportedly met up with her family at an El Paso area fast food restaurant.
"On behalf of the family of Myra Alissia Freeman, I would like to ask you have patience during this exciting, yet still difficult time," Freeman's family posted on Facebook.
Details are still limited as to who Alissia has been with for the last year and a half or what led her to El Paso. The family indicated that more information would be released as it became relevant.
NewsChannel 9 is continuing to follow this developing story, NBC Affiliate WSFA in Montgomery, AL has up to the minute updates on their website by clicking HERE.
Family reunion with Alissia appears to have taken place in a TX restaurant with FBI agents also present. Great to see big smiles from her pic.twitter.com/EpgvBSrFFe— Lindsey Rogers (@WSFALindsey) April 19, 2017
No word yet on what Alissia was doing in TX or anything that's transpired since she vanished in 2015. DNA being tested to confirm identity pic.twitter.com/Yrh6dAUANk— Lindsey Rogers (@WSFALindsey) April 19, 2017
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