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Missing Teen Found Safe After Hoax

After generating a social-media frenzy, missing teenager Kara Alongi was found safe in New Jersey on Tuesday evening. Alongi was found walking on the New Jersey Turnpike near Exit 1 at 4:30 p.m. by state police, according to authorities in Clark, NJ, Alongi’s hometown. Using her Twitter handle @KaraAlongi, the 16-year-old tweeted on Sunday night “there is someone in my hour ecall 911.” The tweet created a flood of activity, and even caused the topic #helpfindkara to trend on Twitter with more than 100,000 followers jumping to Kara’s account—and then the tweet was revealed to be a hoax. Alongi has been taken to a South Jersey hospital for evaluation and has been reunited with family on Tuesday night, while the investigation into her actions is ongoing.