FOLKSTON, Ga. – The Charlton County Sheriff's Office said late Wednesday that 34-year-old Tesheka Campbell was found alive after being missing more than two days.
Family members alerted police Monday after Campbell, who has a 16-year-old son, didn't show up to either of her jobs in Folkston, Georgia. A short time later, the car Campbell was driving was found about a mile away on the side of a road she never used. Her purse was in the car, but her cellphone was gone.
Mike McDaniel with the Kingsland Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Campbell showed up at a residence on Homeland Park Road around 8:40 p.m. Wednesday near the same area where the abandoned vehicle was found. The people at the residence called the Charlton County Sheriff's Office.
She was taken to a local hospital for evaluation and is in good condition, McDaniel said.
No further information has been released on her disappearance yet.
"At this point right now, everything is still pretty tight-lipped. They're holding everything close to their chest. But right now the most important thing is that she was found alive," said Shauntae Campbell, Tesheka's sister. "We hope that we can get all the answers that we need. If anything was done wrong to her, we will still go after and look for justice for her."
Shauntae Campbell said officers came to the family's home to deliver the news in person that Tesheka had been found alive.
"I want to thank the community surrounding Charlton County, everyone who knew us and everyone who didn't know us," Shauntae Campbell said. "My family thanks you wholeheartedly, because with all your help and you all getting the word out about my sister, we were able to bring her home alive."
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation led the search, which included officers on ATVs and helicopters on Wednesday. The family was asked not to help in the search to avoid compromising the investigation.
After the news began spreading that Tesheka Campbell was found alive, family members posted relieved messages on Facebook:
"She's here she's here she's alive," wrote Crystal McCulloch. "My auntie is alive!"
"Tesheka Campbell is found our baby is alive," wrote Kenya Ham. "Nothing but the lord."
Shauntae Campbell said her sister's disappearance is a reminder to be observant and help your neighbors.
"If you see something that's wrong, you may be the one who could save someone else's life. What happened with my sister could happen anywhere, so we just want everyone to know, look out for your neighbors, make sure you watch everyone and take time," Shauntae Campbell said. "If you see someone needs help, help them. It shows me that there's still so much good in this world. And I know that God is real, because he brought my sister home to me alive."