Authorities looking for NC teen who was reportedly abducted, likely in Virginia

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Left to right: Olivia Venters, Tripp Wynne and Rebecca Lynn Caton (Craven County Sheriff’s Office photos)

VANCEBORO, N.C. (WNCT) — The Craven County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating a North Carolina teen who has reportedly been abducted, possibly in Virginia.

According to the sheriff’s office, 15-year-old Olivia Venters was last seen around 3 a.m. on Sunday, Jan. 9 with her boyfriend, 15-year-old Tripp Wynne, and his mother, 35-year-old Rebecca Lynn Caton.

Officials say Caton was last seen driving a 2005 Gold Nissan Altima with a North Carolina plate, TJH-9385.

Felony warrants have been issued against Caton for first-degree kidnapping. The individuals were last known to be in Virginia on Sunday, authorities say.

If anyone knows the whereabouts or has any information on these individuals, you are asked to call the Craven County Sheriff’s Office at 252-633-2357 or 252-636-6620, or contact your local law enforcement agency.

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