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LUMBERTON, NJ (CBS) — Police have arrested two suspects and are searching for a third in connection to holding a teen captive inside a Burlington County apartment for a month.

Police were able to locate the teen after she managed to send a message on Facebook to a relative concerning her whereabouts.

Chelsea Fox of Clarksville, Tennessee may have come to New Jersey willingly, but police say she was held against her will inside a Lumberton apartment by people she knew for 30 days.

Investigators say Fox, 16, was reported missing on October 9.

Police in Clarksville, Tennessee called the Lumberton Police Department Thanksgiving morning after Chelsea managed to send a Facebook message to a relative, indicating her whereabouts.

Officers went to the apartment and found Fox inside. Police arrested Damon Jones, 23, and Kaitlyn Eble, 19. Police are still searching for Christopher Colon, of Tennessee.

The alleged motive of Jones, Eble and Colon — watching her every move and not letting her leave — is unclear.

Eble and Colon remain behind bars and have been charged with unlawful criminal restraint.

Police say Fox was not injured. She has since been reunited with her family in Tennessee.

Reported By: Cydney Long, CBS 3


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