Missing West Michigan Girl Found Safe in Rhode Island
UPDATE: The 43-year-old suspect, Charles Morancey is currently in custody and faces sexual assault charges.
A 15-year-old girl from the Wayland area who went missing on Friday was found on Tuesday afternoon in Rhode Island.
The Allegan County Sheriff's Office updated the news on their Facebook.
Officials were worried that Gracie Hewartson had left the state with someone she met online, which is exactly what was confirmed. FOX 17 reports that Gracie was found with a 40-year-old man whom she met on Instagram and is believed to have picked her up from her house that day she went missing. As we previously reported, the man offered for her to live with him and he would take care of her.
According to WOOD-TV, police are working on arresting the man.
More information will be released as the investigation continues.