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17-year-old Twinsburg girl who was last seen Tuesday found after Atlanta FBI joins search

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Posted at 9:55 PM, Sep 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-12 07:45:52-04

UPDATE: Emma Linek was found safe by a Samaritan and taken to a nearby police station in Atlanta, her mother confirmed to News 5 on Sunday afternoon.

Read and watch the full update from Sunday night here.

Our original story from Friday night can be viewed below:

TWINBURG, Ohio — The Atlanta FBI has joined the Twinsburg family in search of their missing daughter and sister.

"Atlanta is searching for endangered missing 17-year-old, Emma Linek, who was last seen at Hartsfield-Jackson Intl leaving with an unknown male. If you have any information on her whereabouts, please call 1-800-CALL-FBI", the Atlanta FBI said in a Tweet Saturday.

Emma Linek, 17-years-old, was last seen on Tuesday.

Eleanor Linek, Emma’s mom, feels like she’s in a surreal reality.

“I look through feeds, sometimes, on my phone and you see missing children and you think ‘Oh my God, I can’t imagine what their family is going through,’ and here we are,” she said. “We need to get the word out there to try and find our daughter.”

The last time she saw or heard from Emma was on Tuesday when the family dropped her off at Hopkins International Airport in Cleveland. Her mom said they were dropping her off for a flight to Boston, where Emma attends a therapeutic boarding school.

“We took her to the airport, she passed through security, we saw her go through security and to her gate,” she said. “We don’t know what happened, if she got something to eat or what, but she missed her plane.”

The airline re-routed Emma on another flight to Boston, this time with a connecting flight in Atlanta.

“She got on the plane in Cleveland and then she went down to Atlanta,” said Linek.

But Emma never got on the plane from Atlanta to Boston.

“They have verification that she did get off the plane from Cleveland that landed in Atlanta but the last time they saw her was in baggage claim,” she said.

Linek said Emma does not have a cell phone with her and only had a carry-on bag.

“One of our concerns is that she’s on medication and she does not have her medication with her. I’m just worried that she’s not on her medication and we just want her to come home,” she added.

Emma’s dad went to Atlanta to search for her, but so far, they’re at a loss.

“Things aren’t going as fast as we would like or hope,” said Michael Linek, Emma’s brother. “We just want her home. We miss her. We want to know that she’s safe and get her back with us.”

Eleanor asks that people continue to spread the word and continue praying for her safe return.

“I just don’t know where she is besides in Atlanta, and that’s a pretty big city. we just want her to come home. We love her,” she said.

Emma Linek sometimes goes by Zari or Zarina Holmes.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Twinsburg Police Department Detective Bureau at 330-963-6220.

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