CRIME
01/27/2015 02:31 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Text From Missing Teen's Phone: 'I've Killed Veronica'

Laurrens County Sheriff's Office

UPDATE 1/29: The South Carolina teen reported missing last Monday is now in police custody, WYFF4 reports.

Police said 15-year-old Veronica Bobadilla called her family Tuesday afternoon to tell them she was returning. Deputies picked her up and returned her to Laurens County.

Previously:

A cryptic text sent from the phone of a missing South Carolina teen could bring authorities closer to finding her.

Veronica Bobadilla, 16, was last seen Monday at her home in Laurens County, according to Greenville Online.

Family members who attempted to contact Bobadilla received a disturbing message back from the teen's phone: "I've killed Veronica. Stop texting her."

WYFF4 reports that the teen had been threatening to run away to Texas to meet up with someone she had been talking to on Facebook.

On the social media site, a friend of Bobadilla messaged the girl and received a similar message back. "I killed Veronica y'all want [sic] find her" it read.

Authorities said the location of the message was from Lilburn, Georgia. Authorities said the teen may be traveling through Georgia and Louisiana on her way to Texas.

According to Greenville Online, the teen has previously run away. Lt. Judy Stiles with the Laurens County Sheriff's Office, said she doesn't think Bobadilla is in any immediate danger.

Bobadilla is 5-foot-4, 180 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a hoodie. Anyone with information of her whereabouts are asked to call the Laurens County Sheriff's Office at 864-984-4967.

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