Last week, family members were reunited with missing Alabama teen Alissia Freeman in Texas.
"I have seen her," Freeman's mother, Vickie Metcalf, told AL.com. "I'm with her now and so happy. Of course." She said that her daughter is doing “good.” The reunion happened in El Paso, Texas. The Federal Bureau of Investigation was also present for the reunion. Even though the FBI thinks the woman who has come forward is Freeman, a DNA test will be performed to be sure.
Authorities haven't released what happened to Freeman, and why she reached out to her mother. Freeman has been missing since December of 2015. She was 17 at the time. She disappeared from her Highland Home, Alabama home after taking out the garbage from her room. Neighbors said they saw her walking along a nearby highway later that evening according to the report. Family received no contact from the teen until last Monday when Metcalf video chatted with her daughter.
The family had a false alarm in February. On Freeman's birthday in February, Metcalf received a Facebook message from a woman claiming to have seen a girl resembling Freeman in Atlanta. According to the report, that woman claimed Freeman was working as a prostitute. Metcalf was told she could buy her back for $70,000. Metcalf then contacted the FBI who believed the messages was Russian scammers trying to extort money.
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