By Correne Martin
A 16-year-old local girl who went missing Monday evening returned home early Tuesday morning, according to Crawford County Sheriff Dale McCullick.
“She is OK and safe,” McCullick confirmed by phone late Tuesday morning. He declined to comment on the girl’s condition upon her return or the cause of her disappearance.
Emily Fishler, who lives in Bridgeport Township, was originally reported missing to the sheriff’s department between 9 and 9:30 p.m. Monday night. The family reported that she had gone out for a run around 4 p.m. and didn’t arrive at her destination. The family also reported that they had seen a suspicious vehicle near their farm earlier in the day. A search immediately ensued and an Amber Alert and CodeRed alert were sent out. Within a couple hours, McCullick said, pictures and a description of the girl were put together and distributed to regional media and businesses as well.