(WFLA) A severely abused 17-year-old girl is recovering after fleeing her Dundee, Florida home.
According to court documents, the 17-year-old girl was malnourished, underweight and had multiple wounds on her body.
Michael Hickin found the girl in the woods near his home after hearing her cries for help.
"She said, Can you help me?' Over and over, 'Can you help me?' I thought it was a joke at first," Hickin said.
When he got closer, he couldn't believe what he saw.
"She was tangled up in the brush. She was like, 'I'm trapped in the woods. My shoulder is broke,' and I'm like, 'OK, I'm going to run and get my mom,' and she called the sheriff's office," Hickin said. "We definitely were there for a reason."
An exam revealed the 17-year-old has a stab wound, a broken shoulder, infected sores and bruises. She suffers from malnutrition, resulting in hair loss and lower than normal weight.
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