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Social media helps find missing Boulder Bluff Elementary student in Berkeley Co.

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Missing ten year old Zoey Reynolds was found safe Wednesday afternoon about a block from Boulder Bluff Elementary School where she walked out of her classroom and off campus around 9:00a.m.

Butch Abrams was watching News 2 post social media updates on its Facebook page. His intuition led him home to check his backyard. "I had intuition, I told my wife let's go home, she's probably in the backyard and she was right there, I seen purple hoodie and I said it's her," said Abrams.

Abrams said he and his wife started patrolling the neighborhood, helping search crews and hoping to find the 10 year-old. "I said call 9-1-1 we found her! She said found who? I said the girl, she said no, I said yes," said Butch Abrams, the person who found the missing girl.

Ten year old Zoey Reynolds was found practically in Abrams' backyard only about a block from the school she walked out of Wednesday morning. But up until then it was a frightening scene around the school campus. Police, fire, search and rescue used dogs and helicopters to look by foot and air for the child after police said she was seen leaving school alone.

Friends and relatives were on the scene hoping for Zoey's safe return. "There's no relief like when a child is missing and you find them. I can't imagine what her parents are going through right now," said a cousin of the missing girl.

One thing is for sure, they're ending an emotional day with the child's safe return in part because of a community on alert, and the power of social media.

 

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