KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The East Tennessee Valley Crime Stoppers and Knoxville Police announced Tuesday morning that a teenager they were searching for had been located safe Monday night.
“Update: Emmy O’Hara was found safe last night,” the Knoxville Police Department shared to its social media. “Thank you for helping to spread the word, as always!”
“Update: Emmy has been located and is safely back home,” East TN Valley Crime Stoppers tweeted Tuesday morning. “Thank you to everyone who retweeted her story.”
The 17-year-old runaway had been reported missing by her family after she was seen Saturday at her job at Salon Azure and Spa in Knoxville, according to a post on the Crime Stoppers Facebook page. The group said O’Hara spoke with her father on the phone at 4 p.m. that day and told him “she was not coming home due to a disagreement.”
Crime Stoppers had said O’Hara may be staying with a friend “whose parents do not know she has run away from home.”