Three Arrested After Missing NW Indiana Girl Found In Ohio

CHICAGO (CBS) — Three people were arrested Tuesday in connection with a 14-year-old girl, who was reported missing Friday from northwest Indiana and found Tuesday afternoon in southern Ohio.

The teenager had last been seen about 12:55 a.m. Friday in the 1100 block of East Highway 330 in Schererville, Indiana, according to the Lake County sheriff’s office.

Around 12:15 p.m. Monday, she was found in Cincinnati, Ohio, and was taken to a local hospital for a checkup, the sheriff’s office announced Tuesday afternoon. She is safe and her family is in route to bring her back to Lake County.

Two male suspects were taken into custody by the FBI at the home in Ohio where the 14-year-old was found, according to the sheriff’s office. An additional male suspect was also taken into custody in Derby, Kansas.

The person arrested in Kansas allegedly drove the teen from her Schererville home to the residence in Ohio where she was eventually found, police said. He then drove back to Kansas, where federal authorities found and arrested him.

Authorities did not say whether she was taken against her will.

“This is a complex case and investigators are still gathering information,” a statement the sheriff’s office said.

More details will be released Wednesday after investigators “have had a chance to compile existing information.”

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2016. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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