Teen found; her disappearance still being investigated

Posted at 12:05 PM, Jun 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-25 09:51:04-04

A 17-year-old girl who tells police she was being held against her will has returned home safely.

Police say Victoria “Tori” Wagner left her grandmother’s house in North Tonawanda in the early morning hours of June 14 and had not been seen since. However, the family received messages on Snapchat and believed she may have been held against her will at an unknown location.

"Her mother and friend received a Snapchat and in the Snapchat she said she was being held against her will," said North Tonawanda Chief of Detectives Thomas Krantz.

Police would not elaborate on what the Snapchat messages showed or said. North Tonawanda Police say after they went to the media on Wednesday, Wagner called a friend of her mother's, who picked Wagner up in Buffalo and took her to her mother's house.

"She said when they saw her picture, they told her to get out," Krantz said about the suspects.

Wagner told police she was being held against her will, that she doesn't know where she was being held, but that the people holding her released her after seeing her picture on social media.

North Tonawanda Police say the investigation is being handed over to Buffalo Police.