Authorities across the Carolinas are looking for a 12-year-old North Carolina girl who police say was abducted late Monday.
The girl is identified as Abigale Lefevers, of Carteret County on the N.C. coast. The sheriffs office in Carteret County says the girl was abducted by Timothy Newman, 38.
The two were last seen about 1:40 a.m. Tuesday on southbound U.S. 17 near the South Carolina border, apparently headed into the Palmetto State.
Abigale is 5 feet 4 and 90 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. She was wearing black Nike shoes and carrying a pink backpack with peace signs on it, according to deputies. Newman is 5 feet 8 and 210 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
The two were in Newmans car, a red 1998 Chrysler Sebring, with N.C. tags AKT-6534.
Anyone with information in the case is asked to call the Carteret County Sheriffs Office, 252-504-4800.