FOUND: Teen missing from Mercer County is safe

Mercer County
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LATEST:  The search for a teenage boy who was last seen on Dec. 1, 2018 ended a week after he was reported missing.  The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department has confirmed that Austin Stapleton was located in Statesville, North Carolina.

Stapleton was found on Saturday, Dec. 8.  Deputies said he is safe. 


ORIGINAL STORY:  The Mercer County Sheriff’s Department needs help finding a missing teen. 

Austin Stapleton was last seen in the Glenwood Haven Road area in Princeton on Saturday, December 1.

Austin is 16-years-old, 5’5″ and weighs 125 pounds. He has red hair and green eyes.

If anyone has any information on his whereabouts, call the Mercer County Sheriff’s Department at (304)-487–8364.

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