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Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. UPDATE: BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — West Virginia State Police released details about a vehicle they are looking for in the investigation into the missing girl, Azareyiah Mitchell.

Troopers said they are looking for a 2002 Green Chevrolet Tahoe. They believe the car is not on the roads, but may be parked somewhere.

The suspect vehicle is similar to this 2002 Green Tahoe

Troopers also released this picture of Mitchell, which they say was taken just hours before she went missing. They believe she could be still wearing what she is in this picture.

Troopers ask that anyone with information contact them at (304) 469-2915.


Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at 5 p.m. — Two persons of interest in a missing person case were arrested in Georgia.

According to West Virginia State Troopers, Steven Lawson and Jalesa Bass were arrested on Friday, October 16, 2020 in Georgia. Troopers told 59News they were arrested on charges from an unrelated investigation.

No other details were released.


Friday, October 9, 2020 at 3 p.m. UPDATE: BECKLEY, WV (WVNS) — West Virginia State Police held a joint press conference with U.S. Marshals on Friday, October 9, 2020 regarding the missing teen investigation.

Troopers identified two persons of interest in the case. Steven Marvin Lawson is the boyfriend of the missing teen, Azareyiah Mitchell. Troopers believe he was with Mitchell at the time she was reported missing. Troopers also said 19-year-old Jalesa Bass was also with Mitchell when she was reported missing.

If anyone has any information, contact WVSP at (304)-256-6700.


OAK HILL, WV (WVNS) — Troopers with the West Virginia State Police Oak Hill detachment need help finding a missing teen.

Azareyiah Mitchell, who also goes by the name Rae Rae, was reported missing on September 30, 2020. She is 17-years-old with brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5’4″ and weighs around 120 pounds.

According to Cpl. John Syner, she was reported missing to the Oak Hill detachment, but Mitchell was staying at home in Jumping Branch in Summers County.

Cpl. Syner also told 59News a search was conducted on Wednesday, October 7, 2020 in the Shady Spring – Beaver area of Raleigh County. Syner said they were following up on a tip and were searching late into the evening.

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