Authorities in Lincoln County are asking for the public’s help in finding a teen who has been missing since Wednesday afternoon.
Vanessa Marie Pelayo, 15, was last seen in the 600 block of South N.C. 16 and is considered a runaway, according to a Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office news release. She is 5 feet 2 inches and weighs about 185 pounds.
She sports shoulder-length red hair.
Anyone with information about Pelayo’s whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Greg Hager at 704-735-8202 or the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050.