A missing New Jersey teenager has been found and returned to her family Wednesday, CBS News reported.
Kara Alongi, a 16-year-old from Clark, N.J., was found walking along the New Jersey Turnpike in Carneys Point Tuesday, Clark Police Chief Alan Scherb said.
Alongi sent out a tweet Sunday evening that read, "There is someone in my hour ecall 911," leading to a wave of concern from her friends and community. Her tweet was retweeted over 32,000 times with the hashtag "#helpfindkara," but police soon determined the tweet was a hoax.
Alongi was, in fact, a runaway, according to The Star-Ledger.
Scherb said that, if not for Twitter, the Clark Police Department would have handled the Alongi case like any other missing juvenile case. Police said that the department received 6,000 calls in approximately 12 hours.