Carolina teen missing over a year found alive in Georgia

Posted June 26, 2017

Hailey Burns, 17, had been missing from her Charlotte home since last May when a special agent got a tip that she might be somewhere near Atlanta.

A missing North Carolina teenager, who vanished a year ago, has turned up at a home in Georgia. Wysolovski, 31, was taken into custody by authorities and is facing multiple charges.

Family members said Burns has Asperger Syndrome.

According to court records, Wysolovski has been charged with four felonies, including aggravated sodomy, false imprisonment, custodial interference and a first-degree offense of cruelty to children.

The FBI and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said they will continue their investigation into Hailey's disappearance and are working closely with FBI field officer in Atlanta and the Gwinnett County Police Department. Her father, Anthony Burns, said the man "gradually wormed his way into her good graces".

Burns vanished from her home in Ballantyne, an upscale part of Charlotte, in May 2016. As The New York Post reports, Hailey Burns' family, who fought to keep the story of her disappearance in the media spotlight, have expressed gratitude for the public's support over the past year.

Burns was reunited with her parents, who've asked for privacy.