Teen girl missing from Lexington, SC called runaway: Police

A search is over for an “at-risk” teenage girl who ran away after she returned home, the Lexington Police Department said Monday evening.

She was last seen Sunday at her Lexington home on Creek Side Lane at about 10 p.m. and police began searching for her Monday, the department said in a release. The 17-year-old was called a “runaway in crisis,” by Chief Terrence Green in the release.

Sgt. Cameron Mortenson told The State there is a mental-health issue, but did not provide more information why the teen was considered at risk.

Officers responded to her home Monday after it was discovered she had run away, according to the release.

Police said it was not known where she might have gone, or if she was alone or with others.

Information on why the teen ran away was not made available by police.

The teen does not have a history of running away from home, and her parents were both worried and shocked by her action, according to Mortenson.

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