The Paulding County Sheriff’s Office reported this afternoon that Haley Lewis was found safe and is being reunited with her family.
Per their update, Lewis was found in DeKalb County.
“Authorities are in the process of reunifying her with her family at this time,” authorities reported. “We would like to thank everyone for their assistance in this case.”
They did not include a reason why Lewis disappeared on Tuesday during the lunch hour from South Paulding High School, or how she came to be located on the east side of Metro Atlanta.
A Paulding County teen has been missing since Tuesday afternoon and no one has seen her since, but her vehicle was last spotted in Atlanta per a release from the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office.
The public’s help is needed to help locate and bring 17-year-old Haley Lewis back home after she was reported missing on Wednesday when she left the campus of South Paulding High School around 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday and never returned home.
Her car was seen in Atlanta not long after 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, and then her track went cold, according to the release also published on social media.
The teen has brown hair and eyes and drives a black 2014 Ford Explorer (edit: corrected,) tag number AVA 0754.
“Haley’s family is extremely concerned for her well-being,” the release stated.
Those who have information should immediately call 911, or a send a tip via the free Paulding Sheriff mobile app available on Apple and Google’s app stores.