Missing Wisconsin Teen Found in Clinton

Police are searching for the Meriden man with whom she reportedly ran away.

By Ari Mason
|  Thursday, Jun 26, 2014  |  Updated 6:48 PM EDT
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Missing Wisconsin Teen Found in Clinton

Clinton Police Department

Evelyne Fischer, 16, has been found safe in Clinton after running away from her Wisconsin home. Police believe she was with 20-year-old Tyler Hand, of Meriden, and have a warrant out for his arrest.

A 16-year-old girl missing from Wisconsin has been found in Clinton, and police are searching for the man with whom she’s believed to have run away.

Evelyne Fischer, who went missing June 13 from her home in Springville, Wisconsin, was found safe at a friend’s house in Clinton around midnight after a resident saw her and contacted police.

Police have notified the Department of Children and Families, which has been helping Wisconsin authorities investigate Fischer’s disappearance.

Police say Fischer ran away with 20-year-old Tyler Hand, of Meriden, whom she reportedly met online. Authorities believe Fischer and Hand had an illegal sexual relationship. Hand was arrested when he went to visit her in Wisconsin and ordered not to contact the teen.

Police are searching for Hand and have obtained another warrant for his arrest, charging him with second-degree sexual assault of a child, use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, disorderly conduct and battery.

He was last seen on surveillance video buying two Greyhound bus tickets to Union Station in Hartford, one of which was believed to be for Fischer.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police.

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