Prevatte missing teen

Kelsie Jane Prevatte 

The Iredell County Sheriff's Department is asking for help finding a teen described as a runaway who lives in the Mooresville area.

Kelsie Jane Prevatte, 16, was reported missing June 30, Iredell County Sheriff Darren Campbell states in a news release.

She was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, turquoise fleece pajama pants and black Vans shoes. She is approximately 5-foot-10, weighs approximately 210 pounds and has brown hair and brown eyes, a release states.

The teen reportedly ran away from a group home in the Mooresville area and was last seen leaving the area on foot. She went to a nearby business, borrowed a phone from an employee and called several people, was given money from a customer and took a taxi to the Statesville area, the release states. She is believed to have since traveled to the Winston-Salem or Greensboro area, Campbell said.

She is in the custodial care of Currituck Child Protective Services. She has family in Virginia and may be traveling in that direction.

Anyone with information on the teen is asked to contact the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office at 704-878-3100 and/or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678.

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