Missing Oconee Co. 13-year-old girl safely located, deputies say

Missing Persons

Ariel Ray Underwood (Source: Oconee County Sheriff’s Office)

WALHALLA, S.C. (WSPA) – A missing Walhalla teen was located by deputies on Saturday, the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office said.

13-year-old Ariel Underwood was located at a business on Highway 11 near I-85 Saturday night. She had been missing since Wednesday, May 5.

Deputies said they responded to the area around 7:15 p.m. after being notified that Underwood and 15-year-old Bryson Joe Perry were at that location.

According to deputies, Perry fled on foot and the Westminster Police Department, who listed him as missing in the National Crimes Information Center database, has been notified.

If anyone has any information on the whereabouts of 15 year old Bryson Joe Perry, you are asked to call the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office at 864-638-4111 or Crimestoppers, where you can remain anonymous, at 1-888-CRIME-SC.

This is a 7News update, below is the initial story:

The Oconee County Sheriff’s office needs help finding a teenage girl who was reported missing on Wednesday morning.

Underwood is 5’2″ and weighs about 128 pounds, deputies said. She has black hair and hazel eyes.

Deputies said Ariel Ray Underwood, 13, left her home on Goat Road in Walhalla sometime between Tuesday at 10 p.m. on Wednesday at 7a.m.

Investigators believe Underwood could be with her boyfriend, Bryson Joe Perry, 15, and an adult. They may be in a silver four door sedan, maybe a Ford Fusion. Investigators also believe she could be in the Atlanta Metro area, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies said that Underwood, Perry and other individuals may be in a 10 foot U-Haul Box Truck that was rented on May 4 from a business in Decatur, GA. The truck has an Arizona tag of AE94029 and a truck number of TM1523H

Perry has also been listed as missing by the Westminster (SC) Police Department in the National Crimes Information Center database.

Perry is 5’4” and weighs about 130 pounds. He has brown hair was last seen wearing all black clothing, according to the sheriff’s office.

Anyone with information on Underwood and Perry’s whereabouts is asked to call the Oconee County Sheriff’s Officer at (864) 638-4111 or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC. Tips can also be submitted by clicking here.

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