Michigan teenager found safe in Miami after reportedly appearing on popular Twitch stream

(CBS) — A teenager missing in Michigan has been found safe and sound in Flint Township, according to police, and posts shared on social media suggest he was discovered after accidentally appearing on a popular Twitch livestream.

On May 21, police first reported 17-year-old Troy Coleman missing. Authorities said he was last seen leaving his home and had had no contact with family or friends.

For weeks, the teen’s disappearance went unsolved, but a popular Twitch streamer shared that a recent broadcast from Florida caught the attention of someone who thought they recognized the missing teen.

FaZe Lacy tweeted that the teenager’s brother contacted him directly.

“(Three) months ago a 17 year old boy went missing and was charged with murder. Yesterday on stream he came to me and Clix and now his family knows he is alive and in Miami,” Lacy wrote. “The internet is wild,” he added.

On Thursday, Flint Township Police extended a “heartfelt THANK YOU to everyone who came forward with information regarding missing person Troy Coleman.”

Police confirmed that the missing teenager was found safe and sound in Miami.

“We are working with local authorities to arrange his safe return to Michigan to be with his family,” the police department said.