More than a week since any family member had seen 16-year-old James Michael Baker Jr., the Danville teen has been found.
His father, mother, grandparents and friends had scoured Boyle County with missing person posters and created a Facebook page dedicated to finding him.
“We are absolutely torn up. We can’t sleep, or think about anything else but Micheal,” said his grandmother Ruby Baker on Thursday.
The young man turned himself in to Danville police Thursday evening.
A¿missing person’s report had been filed, said¿Tony Gray, assistant Danville police chief, and a series of leads were being investigated.
Gray said he had contacted the young man’s school in an effort to get the word out.
“It’s also helpful when families such as Michael’s set up their own websites. Anything that can alert as many people as possible,” he said.
An AMBER¿Alert was not issued because of the nature of the situation. “Those alerts are made and passed on to the state police when there is reason to believe the child is in imminent danger,” Gray said.
He added that a missing person’s report and AMBER Alert are different classifications.
According to Ruby Baker, until Thursday night the last family member to see Michael was his mother, Tammie Horne, at 6:45 p.m. July 14.