Four days after she was reported missing, 12-year-old Jasmine Baker returned to her Baltimore County home on Saturday morning, police said. She was found by authorities on Friday night in North Carolina.
Baker, a sixth grader at Perry Hall Middle School, was located by the FBI in the Raleigh area at the house of a man in his 30s. Police did not release the identity of the man, but said he is being questioned by federal agents and charges are “pending.”
Authorities conducted an extensive search in the Baltimore area earlier this week, but turned up nothing. The break in the case came when FBI agents used digital forensics to recover files from Baker’s XBox and iPod. The files “played a crucial role” in finding Baker, police said. Earlier this week, police said she was known to make contact with men through social media apps on the devices.
“It took dedication and skill on the part of our detectives and our partners at the FBI’s Baltimore office to find this young girl. I am proud of the work they have done on this case,” said Baltimore County Police Chief Jim Johnson.
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