BELHAVEN, N.C. (WNCT) — Mary Alexandra Pagliaro, the Belhaven teen who was reported missing Tuesday, was found safe outside North Carolina Thursday night, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office posted to its Facebook page.

Officials with the sheriff’s office posted a notice to their website on Friday stating that Pagliaro was found safe in Williamsburg, Va., after meeting up with and joining two other people she met in an online chat room.

The statement on the BCSO’s website read in part, “On the evening of January 27, 2022, agents with the FBI located Mary Pagliaro in Virginia unharmed. She was returned to Beaufort County at approximately 3:00 am on the morning of January 28, 2022. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Mary Pagliaro voluntarily got into a car with individuals she met in an online chat room. The group then traveled to Williamsburg, VA, where they remained until discovery.”

Jacob Aaron Sanders of Gladewater, Texas and Helena Janelle Bernacdhe of Culpepper, Va., were charged with felonious restraint by the Belhaven Police Department.