Detectives looking for missing teen

Staff Writer

Lincolnton, NC – Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a teen who has been missing since Wednesday afternoon.

Detective Greg Hager identified the girl as Vanessa Marie Pelayo who is 15 years old. She is described as a white female, 5 feet – 2 inches tall and weighing around 185 pounds. She has red shoulder length hair.

Vanessa Pelayo was last seen in the 600 block of South NC Business Hwy 16 and is considered a runaway.

Anyone with information about the girl’s whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Greg Hager by calling the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050.