Kelsie Lee, Missing Georgia Girl, Found Safe by Neighbor

March 11, 2014 Updated: July 18, 2015

Kelsie Lee, a Georgia girl who went missing this week, was found safe by a neighbor.

Lee, 12, is back home and safe after a neighbor found her, reported Gwinnett County police on Monday night called off a search for the girl.

“I was driving home from Walgreens and I saw a girl walking with a backpack and thought it seemed awfully late for a little girl to be walking,” Aliff was quoted by Channel 2 Action News as saying.

She added that she told her husband: “I think I may have just saw Kelsie.”

On Monday, a sibling of Lee said that she went missing after going outside to take out the trash but never returned or went to school.

Police on Tuesday said that she had run away from home.

“It is horrible to think your children can’t be in their own front yard,” said Missy Woolever, a local resident, according to CBS Atlanta.

Gwinnett County police carried out a massive search for the girl, going door-to-door. They used a helicopter and K-8 units.

“People are very concerned and they are coming here to see if they can help,” Sandy Waid, a neighbor, told CBS.

However, on Facebook, a viral posting was still going around after the girl was found.

“Please help. This is not a false alarm or a hoax, but is sadly true. My cousin’s 12 year-old daughter, Kelsie Lee, went missing around 10 a.m. from the Jones Bridge Circle area of Peachtree Corners this morning,” the post reads.

The alert is not valid any more as Lee was found.