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CHATTANOOGA, TN (Times Free Press) -

Something was just a little off with the man and girl in the elevator.

The girl was looking down, timid and quiet. She was maybe 5 or 6, wearing dirty clothes. The man with the girl was talking to another man in the elevator. They exchanged emails.

"It was just an eerie feeling," said Carmela Simmons, a lobby attendant at the DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Chattanooga. "Most kids look around, play, try to press buttons on the elevator. This little girl was like no eye contact, no nothing."

Then the door slid open and the man and girl were gone.

Read more from our news partner the Times Free Press.

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