Deputies: Tips led investigators to missing Williamsburg Co. teen in Georgia

Investigators: Missing teen possibly being held against her will

WILLIAMSBURG COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Deputies confirmed a missing 14-year-old from Williamsburg County has been found in Augusta, Georgia.

Williamsburg County Sheriff's Investigator Alex Edwards confirmed the teen was found safe around 3 p.m.

Tips called in by the public were "instrumental" to locating the teen, Edwards said. As of Monday afternoon, Williamsburg County deputies were arranging a transport team to pick her up and bring her back to South Carolina.

Investigators earlier said she was believed to be "in imminent danger" and said they had reason to believe she was being held against her will in a statement Monday morning.

"During the course of this investigation it has been determined that the suspect has assaulted (her) to include ceasing all forms of communications," Edwards said in a statement Monday morning.

She had last been seen at a home on Trillium Loop in Andrews on May 6 at 9 a.m., according to a statement.

Investigators said they believed she was with a 20-year-old man, possibly in Augusta, Georgia. Investigators said they had a couple of possible suspects in the case but did not identify them.

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