16-year-old Hailey Burns Missing From Charlotte, North Carolina, May Have Met Someone Online

June 29, 2016
Hailey Burns

Hailey Elizabeth Burns

A 16-year-old girl has been missing from Charlotte, North Carolina, since May and there’s been very little media coverage about it.

Hailey Burns left her home on Baldwin Hill Drive in the Ballantyne neighborhood sometime during the early morning hours on May 23, 2016. When her family woke up the next morning, Hailey was gone and the front door was wide open. Her loved ones have not seen or heard from her since.

According to WCNC, Hailey’s family had discovered that she had been talking to strangers online, and so they made attempts to limit her social media activity. They believe that although she didn’t have a cell phone at the time of her disappearance, she may have been communicating with someone and left to meet that person.

Her father says they tried everything to keep her away from social media.

“We notified the school. We notified her therapist. We had everyone that was helping her, yet she still found ways to get around it,” her father said.

Hailey’s father told reporters that she had left behind a diary that detailed a plan to run away with a 32-year-old man she met online.

Hailey reportedly has Asperger’s syndrome and left home without her medication. This girl needs to be found ASAP.

If Hailey truly left with someone she met online, especially if it’s an older man, she could be anywhere. This comment was posted on Hailey’s post on the National Center For Missing & Exploited Children Facebook Page (NOTE: I deleted the author’s name since there’s a good chance she’s a minor):

Facebook Comment By A Friend Of Hailey's

The FBI has joined the search for Hailey and posted her missing child poster on their website.

Hailey is 5’4″ tall, 130 pounds and has brown hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black long-sleeved T-shirt with Marilyn Monroe on it, and Converse tennis shoes. She may be carrying a blue book bag with flowers on it.

Anyone with information about Hailey’s whereabouts should contact the FBI’s Charlotte Field Office at (704) 672-6100, or the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Crime Stoppers tip line at (704)334-1600.

Read More:

FBI searching for missing Charlotte teen
– CMPD, FBI searching for 16-year-old girl missing since May
Family fears missing NC teen ran off with older man she met online

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