Missing Southwest Virginia teen found; Abduction suspect arrested

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GRUNDY, VA (WJHL) - A Buchanan County teen, who went missing earlier this week, is safe.

Madeline Wells, 15, was found Thursday according to the sheriff's office.

The sheriff's office also reports, the suspect has been arrested in connection with this case.

Before she was found, the deputies say Wells was last seen around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Comfort Inn Motel in Grundy, Virginia.

Investigators believe she was with Michael Newnam, 21, from North Carolina.

A sheriff's office spokesman said they met on Facebook and had been seeing each other after school for several days before the disappearance.



 
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