HCSO shared in an update late Thursday that “after receiving a tip from a concerned citizen,” the Hamblen County Sheriff’s Office found the teen. No further details about the circumstances in which she was found were shared.
“Many thanks to those with the HCSO who worked tirelessly to locate her and thank you (the public) for your outpouring of concern and your prayers,” the agency stated on its social media.
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