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Missing South Bend teen found safe

UPDATE AT 9:09 p.m.: South Bend Police say 13-year-old Chloie Truman was found safe Monday night. Police are now investigating this case a a runaway.

ORIGINAL STORY: SOUTH BEND, Ind. --  South Bend Police continue their search for a missing 13-year-old girl.  Chloie Truman was reported missing Sunday night, and police believe she may be in danger. 

She was last seen in the Park Jefferson area, just one mile from her home, around 3 a.m. Monday morning.

The search has continued for more than 12 hours, concerned with her well-being.

With that, a social media post, showing her last conversation with family.  

In a screenshot of a text. Truman pleads with her brother, Corie, for help.  

She doesn't respond to his call or questions.

Then, a message between Corie and a friend, saying that Truman got in contact with their mother.

He says, Truman told family she was locked in a man named Ray's basement. 

Family continues to search for her.

Truman's aunt, Brenda Hoffman, retraced her niece's steps off of Jefferson Boulevard. 

"Fear hits you," she says. "You think of the worst. I mean, you want your kids home and safe." 

Hoffman hopes Truman knows how much her family loves her and wants her safe.

She has a message, for the person responsible, if there is one. 

"Let her go and let her come home safe," Hoffman says. "If this was your kid, how would you feel?"

For now, she will continue to drive around, searching for Truman, with the support of the South Bend community behind her. 

South Bend Police are asking for anyone with any information, to come forward. 

ABC57 News will continue to follow this case as it develops. 

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