An 18-year-old Bedford Township woman who went missing after reporting she’d stopped to check on a person lying in a rural roadside ditch was found alive more than 16 hours later after jumping from a slow-moving vehicle, police said.
Ecorse police say a motorist in Ecorse, about 45 miles from Bedford, saw Haley Marie Turner jump from the vehicle at about 2:30 p.m. Friday. The vehicle then sped away. The motorist took the woman to the police station, officials say, and she was taken to a hospital.
Details on Turner’s condition weren’t released, but police did say she has returned back home in good condition. She was able to talk to police, saying she had been abducted and at one point had been “hooded.”
Authorities confirmed Friday that the woman had been found alive but released few details. Monroe County Sheriff Dale Malone told reporters Friday afternoon that the woman was “doing good.”
According to the Monroe County sheriff’s department, Turner had gone to a video store at the corner of Dean and Crabb roads in Bedford at 10:08 p.m Thursday and was on the phone with a friend when she stopped. She told her friend a man was following her with a gun, and then the call was disconnected.
The sheriff’s department said her friend called her father, who later found her unoccupied vehicle idling. An air and ground search was launched, with local authorities, state police and the FBI involved.