The statewide Amber Alert sent out about 14-year-old Jordan B. Turner has been canceled.
After being reported as abducted Saturday morning, Turner was located Saturday evening in good health.
Orlando police Lt. Jonathan Bigelow told the Orlando Sentinel that Turner was found walking a few blocks away from her home around 8:15 p.m.,”
Text had been sent by Turner to a friend stating that she had been “grabbed” by strangers and forced not to leave.
Her text also stated that she was in front of a “junkie house.”
The Orlando Sentinel reported that once found, the teenager admitted to fabricating her entire story.
Brandon Thompson, a second-year political science student from Gainesville, Fla. said, “I was in the middle of the FAMU football game. Out of nowhere, majority of the phones in the stadium went off. Now to find out that the sudden panic was just a hoax is disappointing.”
Paige Lee, former vice president of the FAMU Chapter of NAACP, said “I hate these ‘wolf cry’ situations. Then when a black child is really in need, our community won’t be so eager to react.”
The Orlando Police Department, Florida Department of Law Enforcement, and FBI were cohorts in searching for the teenager.
Police will continue to investigate the story.