Missing 13-year-old in Oconee Co. found safe

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UPDATE: Oconee County Sheriff’s Office officials said a missing teen boy has been found safe.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, the teen was found was by investigators Monday just after 10 a.m. at an address on Goddard Avenue in the Utica Mill Hill area near Seneca.


OCONEE COUNTY, SC (WSPA) – Oconee County Sheriff’s Office officials are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 13-year-old boy.

According to a sheriff’s office news release, deputies are searching for the teen who reportedly walked away from Collins Children’s Home, located at 125 Collins Home Drive, near Bountyland Community and Seneca.

He was last seen wearing light gray shorts and a white tank top T-shirt and shoes.

The teen is approximately 5-foot-2 inches tall, weighs around 100 pounds and has blond hair and blue eyes.

Sheriff’s Office officials said the area around the children’s home was checked, but they did not find him.

Deputies also deployed a drone and checked nearby businesses, as well as storage buildings in the area as well.

A reverse 911 call was sent out to citizens within a 10-mile radius of the children’s home.

Oconee County Emergency Services also assisted deputies in the search.

Anyone with information in regard to his whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 864-638-4111 or call Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

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