FRIENDSWOOD, TX -- Emily Lindsey's family is breathing a huge sigh of relief, thanking everyone who helped them, sent them text messages and said prayers for her safe return. Lindsey was found early this morning in Cameron, Texas, with a 23-year-old man who is accused of enticing her.
"She's doing great so far," said Emily's father, David Lindsey. "We're just going to take it easy and talk to her and learn more of why and what as the days go by. She fell asleep on the way. We went up to Cameron, talked to the police chief and picked her up, took care of some things we needed to take care of."
Nancy Kelley is Emily's aunt. She happened to be in town this week when all of the drama unfolded.
She says she's surprised to hear how her niece got wrapped up with the suspect. Vega apparently gave the teen a secret cellphone and over the course of a year, lured her into an inappropriate relationship.
But now, everyone is thankful the teenager is back with her parents, especially considering what the suspect was found with.
"We just thank God because the police officers who found them and recognized them from the Amber Alert," Kelley said. "We just thank God."
The teen was taken to a hospital in Temple just to be checked out, and was then on her way home.
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