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Police: Charlotte teenager, missing for three days, found safe and unharmed

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) -

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a 13-year-old South Charlotte girl, missing for three days, has been found safe and unharmed.

A department spokeswoman says Kiley Hegger was found around 11:30 Thursday night. She was reunited with her family a short time later. Police are not saying where Hegger was the past three days.

The FBI joined in the search for the teen earlier in the day. The case had been turned over to local homicide detectives.

Police say Hegger disappeared from her South Charlotte home Monday night.

Kiley's parents told WBTV she was tucked into bed around 11 p.m. Fifteen minutes later, they heard a strange noise and went to check on her.

A bathroom window was open, and Kiley was gone.

Investigators told WBTV they believe the girl left voluntarily, despite being barefoot and only wearing pajamas.

Family and friends took part in the search and held a vigil Wednesday night to raise awareness of Hegger's disappearance.

Kiley, who is a sixth-grade student at United Faith Christian Academy, celebrated her thirteenth birthday over the weekend. Her family says she was excited about her volleyball tryout on Tuesday, before going missing.

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