N. Carolina teen missing over a year found alive in Georgia

Hailey Elizabeth Burns in a photo from Charlotte police.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP/WNCN) — The FBI says a North Carolina teenager who went missing more than a year ago has been found alive in Georgia, and a 31-year-old man faces charges.

FBI spokeswoman Shelley Lynch said Sunday the 17-year-old girl is reunited with her parents after being found overnight at a home in Duluth, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Atlanta.

Hailey Elizabeth Burns, 17, from the Ballantyne area of south Charlotte, vanished May 22, 2016, when she was just 16-years-old, according to WBTV.

Agents arrested Michael Wysolovski on charges that include sex offenses, cruelty to children and false imprisonment.

WBTV reported last year her parents found a diary detailing plans to run off with an older man she met online. Her father said the man “gradually wormed his way into her good graces.”

It’s unknown if Wysolovski has a lawyer.