A Hilton Head 17-year-old who had been reported missing since last Thursday has returned home, according to a post Monday morning on a Facebook page called “Find Emily White.”
“ATTENTION- Emily returned home at 2:45 last night! Our family is so grateful for all who helped us through this painful process! We are exhausted, but so grateful that she returned!” said the post just after 5 a.m. Monday.
An earlier post, signed by White’s parents, Claire and Jeremy White, and published on the same Facebook page, offered a $5,000 reward for information that led to the teen being found.
A post on Claire White’s personal Facebook page just after 6 a.m. Monday stated simply, “Emily is HOME!”
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Capt. Bob Bromage of the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the teen had returned home. A news release from the law enforcement agency said no criminal activity was reported in the teen’s disappearance.
Emily White had last been seen at her Windmill Harbour home around 9 p.m. Thursday, according to the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.
It was unclear whether the reward played a role in Emily White’s return home.