Missing Maddie Neal found safe – The Rhea County Sheriff’s Office announced late Wednesday night that they had located a missing teenager. Officials said that missing 15-year-old Maddie Neal has been located and is safe and has reunited with her family members who are very grateful for the help they recieved in locating her. “Thank you to all who have helped in this matter, we are very grateful for the communities help. Also the numerous other agencies that assisted in the investigation,” the Rhea County Sheriff’s Department stated on social media.
Missing Tennessee teenager found safe
Initial report: Maddie Neal, 15, from Rhea County, Tennessee, was reported missing on Friday, March 24, 2023. Maddie’s mother last saw her in the morning around 6 a.m. In light of the lack of leads, authorities have given a $1,000 prize for any information. A reward of $2,000 has also been offered by her family. Around the time Maddie Neal went missing, a white Ford Cab with darkened windows was spotted near her home, according to the Rhea County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities are looking into this tip, but they have not yet determined if the teen’s disappearance was the result of criminal action. Five-foot-five Maddie Neal weighed in at 120 pounds. The Rhea County Sheriff’s Office is still looking into the incident after 15-year-old Maddie Neal was reported missing by her family members.
A member of the Rhea County High School track team allegedly informed authorities that Maddie Neal was contemplating running away with a male from Chattanooga, Tennessee. Though authorities promised to look into the tip, they were unable to say whether or not the car’s driver was a suspect.
The community is actively looking for Maddie Neal, according to Local 3 News. They are looking for people in the neighborhood who have exterior surveillance cameras in the hopes that this would assist them find the adolescent. The 15-year-old was last seen leaving the house between 6 and 8 a.m.
Maddie Neal may have acquired a cellphone, according to Chief Deputy John Argo. He pleaded with anyone who has communication with her to come forward and alert the authorities to her possible whereabouts.
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