Burns, a student at Myers Park High School, had been held captive at Wysolovski's home.
Considering that Hailey met Wysoloyski online, it's ironic that the teen's internet activity led to her eventual rescue.
Speaking to WSOC-TV, Anthony Burns said one of his daughter's friends had heard about the man prior to her disappearance.
Burns' family said Hailey has Asperger's Syndrome and left her home without medication.
Burns' mother says her daughter is in good spirits. "It was very shocking to know that in our neighborhood". "They did enough research and gumshoe work to figure out where that young woman was being held".
"We want people to know that there are happy endings to this kind of a story".
11Alive went to the suspect's home on Seneca Trail where the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Gwinnett County Police rescued Burns.
A neighbor in Georgia reported Burns had unloaded groceries from the vehicle and waved to him, and that he didn't realize she was being held captive, Fox News reported.
According to the FBI, Burns' family asked for privacy at this time so they can "focus on their daughter", as reported by The Associated Press. He soon found Hailey was no longer communicating with him. Her family also put up billboards with Hailey's picture on them in an effort to find her.
A North Carolina teen who'd been missing for a year has been found alive in Georgia. "You feel completely out of control". "We are past that point".
The FBI says Hailey Burns was recovered at a home at 2723 Seneca Trail in Duluth. Hours later, she was found.
He told WCNC in June 2016 that her disappearance was the worst thing he could have ever imagined.
"After a night of sleuthing and driving to Georgia our sweet baby is coming home with us", Shaunna Burns posted on Facebook. "She is happy and grateful to be home".