Family members said Emily Miller, 14, disappeared from her home late Saturday. Her aunt, Amy Norton, described her as having the mental capacity of an 8-year-old with the body of a 20-year-old, susceptible to being taken advantage of.
There are so many child predators out there, Norton told Channel 2s George Howell.
Missing Autistic Teen Left For Online Meet-Up
She said Miller may have been lured away from her home by a stranger she had been chatting with on Skype. Newton County Sheriffs investigators later confirmed her suspicions.
She met this person online, whom she doesnt know, so there is a very strong chance she could have been harmed. Were glad shes back home safe, Sheriffs Lt. Tyrone Oliver said.
Investigators said Miller was dropped off at her home around 12:30 a.m. Monday. After interviewing her, they said she willingly met up with the stranger, but it is unclear where they went.
Deputies were working to identify the person Miller was with. Although she left voluntarily, authorities are seeking to charge the stranger because she is underage.