Missing Teen Found Alive After More Than A Year

The North Carolina teen was found in Georgia. A 31-year-old man was arrested in connection with her case. 

By Gina Tron

A North Carolina teen girl was found alive in Georgia after being missing for a year. 17-year-old Hailey Burns disappeared from her home in May 2016. According to the FBI, she has several medical conditions and she didn’t take any of her medication with her. Burns has Asperger Syndrome, WBTV reported.

The FBI said Burns was found at a home in Duluth, Georgia. 31-year-old Michael Ren Wysoloyski was arrested in connection with Burns’ disappearance. He is being charged with false imprisonment, sodomy/aggravated sodomy, interference with custody and cruelty to children involving first-degree deprivation.

Burns has been returned to her parents. The FBI said Burns' parents "are grateful for the outpouring of support they have received while she’s been missing, but they ask for privacy at this time to focus on their daughter."

In 2016, Burns' father found a diary that Burns left behind. In it, she wrote that she planned to run away with a 32-year-old man she met on the internet.

“He gradually wormed his way into her good graces, he coerced her into listening to him and not following our directions and the next thing I knew my daughter wasn’t communicating with me,” Burns’ father said, according to WBTV.


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