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Missing NC teenager last seen walking down road has reportedly returned home

Kirsten Brianna Hicks is a missing 16-year-old out of North Carolina.
Kirsten Brianna Hicks is a missing 16-year-old out of North Carolina. Randolph County Sheriff's Office

UPDATE: The family of the missing North Carolina teenager said she has returned home, WFMY reported.

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A girl is missing and a North Carolina sheriff’s office has asked for the public’s help in locating the teenager.

Deputies with the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office are searching for Kirsten Brianna Hicks, according to a post on the law enforcement agency’s Facebook page.

The 16-year-old girl was last seen Saturday, the same day the sheriff’s office was contacted about “a runaway/missing juvenile,” according to the post.

Hicks was “wearing black pants and a black coat,” when she was last spotted around 2:30 p.m. walking north “on Surrie Trail in the Pleasant Garden area of Randolph County,” the sheriff’s office said on Facebook.

Hicks has been listed on the Facebook page for the National Center For Missing and Endangered.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office at 336-318-6699, or Crime Stoppers at 336-672-CRIME or submit an online tip.

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Noah Feit is a Real Time reporter with The State and McClatchy Carolinas Regional Team. The award-winning journalist has worked for multiple newspapers since starting his career in 1999.

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