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Detroit teen last seen with man is found on bus

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Detroit — According to police, a 13-year-old girl who went missing Thursday was safely recovered by the Roseville Police Department Friday afternoon as she was riding a bus.

Mikayla Champion was last seen with the unknown man around 10 p.m. at a BP gas station at W. 7 Mile and Telegraph. Anyone who has seen Mikayla is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at (313) 596-5640 or (313) 596-1616.

Detroit police said Mikayla Champion was last seen with an unknown man at a BP gas station at Seven Mile and Telegraph at about 10 p.m. Thursday.

Police said Mikayla, who has bipolar disorder, had voluntarily left her home in 22500 block of Frisbee to meet a man whom she had met online.

"Apparently she was spotted by Detroit Police Department detectives getting on to a bus and they alerted us," said Roseville Chief James Berlin.

"We stopped the bus and recovered her. She's safe here at the station and will be picked up by family members."

Surveillance shots from the gas station.

Detroit police said they had no further information on the man who was seen with Mikayla.

The man was described as 40-45 years old, about 6 foot-5 inches tall, wearing a black hooded sweatshirt and driving a late 90s model Ford Taurus with a temporary tag.

Anyone with information is asked to call the is asked to contact the Detroit Police Department at (313) 596-5640 or (313) 596-1616.

HFournier@detroitnews.com

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