Missing NJ teen who sent fake tweet found safe
CLARK, N.J. - October 3, 2012 (WPVI) -- A missing New Jersey teenager who tweeted that someone was in her house is fine and has been reunited with her family.
Clark Police Chief Alan Scherb says state troopers spotted 16-year-old Kara Alongi walking along the New Jersey Turnpike near Interchange 1 in Carneys Point around 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
She was taken to a hospital for evaluation and returned home early Wednesday.
Alongi gained hundreds of followers after asking people on Twitter to call 911 Sunday. However, the evidence has pointed toward the teen being an apparent runaway.
Surveillance video showed her at the Rahway train station on Sunday after the tweet was sent.
The police chief says detectives are trying to determine the girl's whereabouts over the past two days.
new jersey, missing children, twitter, local/state
- Skydiver in fatal South Jersey accident ID'd
- Sunny today, more clouds tomorrow
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- Montco DA: Drug ring targeted local schools 30 min ago
- Medical chopper called to crash on Route 55
- Jogger helps rescue man from Schuylkill River
- Photos: Pictures from NJ skydiving accident
- Boston Marathon to be under tight security
- SKorean president: Ferry crew actions 'murderous'
- Surveillance expected from Target heist
- Teen stowaway survives flight in landing gear
- Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite
- Photos: Jamie Apody welcomes Baby Chase!