Missing 14-year-old Topeka girl found safe in Colorado

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A 14-year-old girl missing since Tuesday night has been found safe in Colorado.

The Topeka Police Department said that 14-year-old Chloe Hunnicutt was found in Cortez, Colorado.

Hunnicutt’s mother posted on Facebook early Friday morning saying Chloe has been found and is in police protective custody.

The mother had previously told KSNT News she believed her daughter was with a 47-year-old man who was being investigated for having an innaprporiate relationship with the teen.

That turned out to be true when that man in question, Michael Fitzgerald, of Topeka, was found in the same Colorado town where Chloe was found.

Montezuma, Colorado sheriff Steve Nowlin said they arrested Fitzgerald after he was found around midnight on a main street in Cortez. 

He’s currently in jail in Colorado and facing charges for harboring a juvenile.

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A 14-year-old Topeka girl is missing and her mom believes she could have run off with an older man.

According to Kristen Noel Adams- Hunnicutt, her daughter, Chloe Hunnicutt, 14, was last seen Tuesday, January 22nd at 11p.m. 

Kristen told KSNT News Anchor Brooke Lennington that the night Chloe disappeared she could see footprints that appeared to belong to Chloe in the fresh snow from her home to the street. 

When she followed the footprints, they led to tire tracks and then stopped, appearing as if Chloe got in a vehicle.

Kristen reported her daughter missing to Topeka Police, but due to this appearing to be a runaway and since Chloe is a juvenile they cannot release any details about the case.

After waiting all day Wednesday for answers and no sign of Chloe, Kristen posted a public plea for help about her daughter’s disappearance on Facebook, along with a picture of the 47-year-old man she believes her daughter took off with.

Kristen believes Chloe is with this man because she says he was already being investigated for having an inappropriate relationship with her daugther months ago.

Kristen also said that man has also not been seen or heard from since the night Chloe disappeared.

Chloe is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs about 135 pounds. She has brown hair, and brown eyes.

If you know anything about Chloe’s location, or see her, call 911.

This is a developing story, we’ll post updates here as soon as we learn more.

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