The United Peachtree Corners Civic Association posted appreciative sentiments on its Facebook page: "We are so grateful for your actions Jennifer Aliff."
Aliff was the resident who found Kelsie Lee, 12, who had been missing since the morning. Aliff told TV reporters she came across the girl on West Jones Bridge Road Monday night and asked her if she was Kelsie, Aliff said in a WXIA video The girl said yes. "And I said, 'Sweetheart everybody's looking for you. Can I take you home?' "
See the WXIA video here
News of the girl's disappearance spread quickly in the community and on social media Monday. Search groups were formed and residents offered updates on facebook and Twitter.
Gwinnett Police said at midday they didn't believe foul play was involved, and called off the search for the day after sunset.
She was found walking on West Jones Bridge around 11 p.m.
Here's the most recent statement from Gwinnett Police (sent at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday):
At approximately 11:00pm on Monday, Kelsie Lee was located walking along Peachtree Corners Circle, near Peachtree Corners Baptist Church by a resident of Peachtree Corners. Kelsie was driven back to her home and was reunited with her family and is in good health. It was confirmed that Kelsie ran away from home. This investigation continues.