Located safe: Adelle Burns 14 - Tallahassee, Florida

A 14-year-old girl missing since Aug. 26 was found hiding in a closet at her boyfriend's home Thursday evening.

Her mother, Glenna Phillips said, received a call from the Leon County Sheriff's Office at 10:30 p.m. Thursday noting Adelle Burns had been found roughly five hours earlier.
The worried mother said she's relieved to have her oldest daughter safely returned.
"When I walked into the room and they brought her in, it was the biggest relief after she's been gone 10 weeks," Phillips told the Democrat Friday. "It was wonderful. It was like seeing her for the first time and a big weight was lifted off my shoulders."
More details about the incident have not been released by the Sheriff's Office, which hasn't returned calls for further inquires.
LCSO fanned out across multiple states in search Burns and did not consider her at risk.
Phillips said she and others suspected her daughter's boyfriend had something to do with Burns' disappearance in the middle of the night Aug. 26.
Phillips said Burns is being held at the Juvenile Assessment Center because she missed a court date while she was missing.
Phillips said she would be working to get Burns help to get their family back on track.
"She's 14," Phillips said. "She's not grown and cannot make her own decisions. She put herself in danger our family has been in turmoil since she's been gone."


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