SPOKANE, Wash. - Missing Spokane teen Kiera Inman, 16, was found safe in Ohio early Wednesday morning according to the Spokane Police Department.
SPD said Inman was found asleep in the car with her suspected abductor Zachary Jones, 30, of Virginia at a rest stop near Columbus, Ohio. Jones was taken into custody.
Authorities said Ohio troopers were doing a routine check of the rest stop located on the eastbound side of Interstate 80 near the Madison/Clark County Line and located Inman and Jones sleeping inside the vehicle.
Local CBS-affiliate out of Columbus, WBNS-10TV, confirmed to KREM 2 News that Inman was found around 5:56 a.m. local Ohio time, and was taken to the hospital to be checked out. Authorities in a release to WBNS said she appeared to be in good health.
An AMBER Alert was issued for Inman on Monday evening after she had been reported missing by her family on Sunday.
Her family said Inman told them she was going for a walk and brought her blanket and stuffed dog -- all of which they thought was odd, but they worried they were being overprotective and let her go.
Inman's grandmother, Sheila Brizius, spoke with KREM 2 Morning News shortly after she got the news.
"I'm so happy, I'm crying," she said.
She said they got the call from a detective that they had found Inman. She said she has not spoken to Inman yet, but when she does she said she is going to hug her.
"Tell her I love her, it's going to be okay," she said.
Inman's grandparents said they plan to drive to Ohio to reunite with Inman. They packed up their belongings and hit the road towards Ohio shortly after 8:30 a.m.
This story is developing and will be updated as more information comes in.
We can confirm that Kiera Inman has been found in Ohio. SPD is working closely with Ohio State patrol to ensure she returns home safely.— Spokane Police (@SpokanePD) May 4, 2016