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Sheriff’s Office: Deputies locate missing runaway

 

JENNA-LEY HARRISON

Staff Writer

 

A West Lincoln High School student, who had been missing from his county home for nearly a week, was located Tuesday, deputies said.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office reached out Monday for the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Justin Scott Rathbone.

The teen’s mother filed a report with the local law enforcement agency on Wednesday after she told deputies her son had been missing from their home since around 4 p.m. the day before on March 26.

With local news media outlets’ help in publishing Rathbone’s description and photo, deputies were able to locate the teen.

Rathbone’s information was also entered in to the National Crime Information Center’s system as a “missing-runaway,” deputies said.

The Sheriff’s Office is not releasing any additional information at this time since an investigation is ongoing.

 

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