Deputies have located a teen girl with autism whom they said went missing Thursday from her Lincolnton home.
Alexa Brianna Ikard, 18, of the 3400 block of East N.C. 27, was found at a residence around 9 a.m. Friday on Southmont Road, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said.
Ikard, who has autism and is also mentally-challenged, was
Sheriff’s Lt. Tim Johnson said Ikard wandered from her home and walked across area railroad tracks before stopping at the Southmont home.
The Sheriff’s Office first issued a press release to local media outlets late Thursday afternoon, asking for the public’s help in finding Ikard.
Deputies said a number of concerned citizens contacted the agency soon after, which helped officers to quickly locate the teen.