MIDLAND CITY, Ala. - Crystal Freeman, a 15-year-old girl missing from St. Pauls since March 25, was found alive and well Monday night by police in Midland City, Ala. But another Robeson County child, a 3-year-old from Parkton, was reportedly abducted this morning.
According to State Bureau of Investigation Agent Kevin West, information found on Freeman's computer led investigators with the SBI's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Robeson County Sheriff's Department to a residence in Alabama.
"There were directions to a specific location in Midland City left on her computer," West said.
Police in Midland City were notified Monday and, at about 11:20 p.m., found Freeman at the home of a man. West did not identify or give any information about the man, but said the investigation is continuing. He said an arrest is possible.
"It appears Miss Freeman went to Alabama on her own, but we really won't know much until we can talk with her," West said. He wouldn't say whether Freeman had met the man through an Internet chat room.
Bill Freeman, Crystal's father, said he was "ecstatic" when he was told by sheriff's investigators at 12:30 a.m. today that his dauighter had been found.
"I'm so happy she's OK and safe," Bill Freeman said. "I was pretty happy to get the call, and I can't wait to see her this afternoon."
Freeman was reported missing from her St. Pauls home on March 25, when she took her father's 1980 Plymouth and disappeared. She reportedly called a friend on April 1 to say she was OK and had arrived at her destination safely - but gave no other information.
Originally, investigators thought Freeman may have gone to Florida or Puerto Rico.
West said an SBI agent was flying to Alabama today to bring Freeman back to Robeson County.
An Amber alert was issued this morning for Jai Mya Glover, whose mother said four masked men abducted her daughter at gunpoint.
According to sheriff's Lt. Ken Sealey, Jai Mya has been missing since 12:40 this morning, when her mother said four men driving a small dark-colored or burgundy vehicle with silver or gold pinstripes abducted the girl from her residence at 192 Cameo Lane.
"The men intended to take both the girl and her mother, but an alarm system in the home went off and the men ran with the child, leaving the mother behind," Sealey said.
Glover is black, about 2 feet, 6 inches tall, and weighs 27 pounds. She was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and white panties with purple flowers. She also wore two bracelets on each arm.
The Robeson County Sheriff's Department contacted the N.C. Center for Missing Persons before 9 a.m. to request the alert, which first was sent regionally to Cumberland, Hoke, Bladen, Sampson, Duplin, Robeson, Scotland, Columbus, Brunswick, New Hanover, Onslow and Pender counties.
The alert was entered into the National Criminal Information Center and into the state Division of Criminal Information system for law enforcement. South Carolina Law Enforcement Division has been contacted as well.
Anyone with information should call the Robeson County Sheriff's Office at (910) 671-3170.
The Associated Press contributed to this story.