Missing 13-year-old girl from Currituck Co. found in Georgia

Posted at 8:45 AM, Dec 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 17:37:48-05

MOYOCK, N.C. – The Currituck County Sheriff’s Office has located 13-year-old Faith Pellini after going missing on Saturday.

According to the sheriff’s office, Faith Pellini was seen walking towards the Moyock Elementary School wearing a dark-colored sweater and shorts and was carrying a silver suitcase.

Faith was found at a home in Spalding County, Georgia, on Monday at around 4:30 p.m. Faith is with law enforcement officers and physically appears to be in good health, police say. She will be reunited with her family and evaluated by medical professionals.

“We have been working non-stop over the past 48 hours to find Faith. I cannot put into words what it means to be able to bring her home safely. Our law enforcement partners immediately responded to help us and our community has been a key part of this investigative team. Because of their tireless work, Faith will start the new year off where she belongs, at home with her loving family,” Currituck County Sheriff Matt Beickert.

In order to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation, deputies will not go into specifics about how Faith was located. At this time, Faith’s family asks for privacy as they welcome home their daughter.

There are no further details to be released at this time.

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