A Utah girl who was reported missing on March 8 was found safe a few days later at a truck stop in Wyoming.
TC Palm reports that police found the missing teen, 13, inside the cab of a truck in Cheyenne, Wyoming, on March 10. The suspect, identified as 25-year-old Chris Evans, was with the girl in the 2300 block of Admiral Street, at a truck stop, police said.
Evans allegedly told police the girl was inside his truck when they approached him. Police arrested Evans and charged him with kidnapping. The girl was said to be unharmed.
According to an arrest warrant, Evans met the child on the Oculus virtual reality platform. The pair chatted for around a month before meeting up. She was reported missing on March 8 by her family.
“[The victim] was located by Cheyenne police within one hour of identifying Evans as a suspect. [The victim] appears to be in good health,” a police news release stated, East Idaho News reports. “This is one of the first instances of a case involving Oculus in the nation.”
Denver FBI worked with local law enforcement agencies to find the victim, along with Utah State Police and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Police removed Evans from the scene and took him to the Laramie County Jail in Wyoming.
The story is developing. Check back for updates.
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