Missing teen may have traveled to Virginia

UPDATE 11:31 p.m:

Kelsie Jane Prevatte has been found safe.

She was located in Greensboro, NC.


Authorities are searching for a North Carolina teen, who may be traveling to Virginia.

On June 30, Kelsie Jane Prevatte ran away from a group home in Mooresville, NC.

According to a release, Kelsie went to a nearby business and borrowed a phone from an employee. She messaged and called several people before she was given money from a patron at the business. Kelsie then secured a taxi to the Statesville area.

Kelsie is believed to have since traveled to the Winston-Salem or Greensboro area.

She was last seen wearing a gray hoodie, turquoise fleece pajama pants, and black Vans shoes.

She is in the custodial care of Currituck Child Protective Services.

Kelsie has family in Virginia, and may be traveling in that direction.

Anyone with information on Kelsie is asked to contact the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office at 704-878-3100.

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