Police locate North Tonawanda teen who may have been held against her will

NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (WIVB) — Officers were on the hunt for a missing teen who they say could be in harm’s way before finding her later in the day.

North Tonawanda Police announced Wednesday the disappearance of 17-year-old Victoria “Tori” Wagner, to the public in a move to help generate leads as to her whereabouts.

Officials say she had left her grandmother’s house on June 14 in the early morning and hadn’t been seen since. Police said the only evidence of her whereabouts comes from her Snapchat, a social media app designed to allow users to share pictures with one another.

Based on evidence gleaned from Wagner’s Snapchat, police said they believed she may have been held against her will. In later interviews with police, she confirmed this and said her captors let her go.

Roughly eight hours after announcing they wanted to locate the teen, North Tonawanda police announced she had been located.

Police say she was brought to her mother’s house by a friend after she called him from Buffalo to pick her up.

Buffalo Police are continuing the investigation into why Wagner disappeared.


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