• Smyrna: Missing teen was not abducted


    SMYRNA, Ga. - Authorities in Cobb County who were searching for a 13-year-old girl who disappeared in Smyrna, tell Channel 2 Action News she was found safe.

    Gracie May Crowe was seen rollerblading around 2:40 p.m. Monday on Cutler Ridge, said Master Patrolman Ed Cason, with Smyrna’s SWAT team. He said the girl’s roller blades were found in the bushes at a neighbor’s home. Phone calls to her cellphone went straight to voice mail, Cason said.

    Investigators told Channel 2's Ross Cavitt, Crowe was located and was safe at about 8 p.m. Monday night.

    "She was shaken up. She was crying, nervous, as expected," Ed Cason of the Smyrna Police Department said. "She did have some bruising."

    Police said Gracie told them than a man in a white van took her to a home and kept her in a basement for several hours until she was able to escape. Tuesday morning, the city said an investigation determined that there was no abduction.

    Police said no decision on potential charges has been made.

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