Missing 12-Year-Old Emmet Co. Girl Found Safe, Suspect Still Wanted

The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for the man accused of endangering a 12-year-old girl.

Emily Jo Brown is back home safe and reunited with family tonight.

Emmet County deputies say she was reported missing from Pellston on Friday.

She was later found around 11 a.m. on Saturday morning.

“Emily is safe right now, she has had contact with her mother and we’re speaking with her as we speak,” said Emmet County Det. Sgt. Matt Leirstein.

She was last seen getting into a red 2015 Toyota Prius.

It is missing a right front hubcap and has a Michigan license plate that reads EEU7392.

The Emmet County Sheriff’s Office believe the man inside the car was 55-year old Behrooz Sean Samia.

Deputies say Samia is a friend of the family and does have a personal relation to Brown.

“We are actively working with the FBI, we’ve identified the suspect, Mr. Samia, it’s an active investigation—at this point we’re going to continue working all of our leads, I just think the most important thing for the public right now is to know there is no danger to them,” said Leirstein.

At this time, it is still unclear where Brown was located and how she was reunited with her family on Saturday.

The sheriff’s office does not believe Samia is of any danger to the public.

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