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Missing teen found safe

Updated: Friday, December 13 2013, 08:29 PM EST

By: NEWS9 and Jon Rudder

Police are investigating after a missing Columbiana County teen was found in Pennsylvania.

Tonight, 19-year-old Chelsea Stofen is home with her family in Salineville.

Police and family searched for more than 50 hours for Stofen until they received a 911 call from her out of Ambridge, Pa. Police were able to keep her on the phone long enough for officers to arrive at the scene.

“Only a miracle could have gave them the leads this quick that they had received,” said Nicol Richter, Stofen’s mother.

Richter told police that her daughter left with a man she met online and didn't return home on Tuesday.

Officials said that man is in custody. Charges had not been officially filed against him as of Friday afternoon.

Stay with NEWS9 and for continuing coverage.

Missing teen found safe

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