Silver Alert canceled for missing Forsyth Co. teen

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UPDATE 5:55 p.m. — At the request of the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, the N.C. Center for Missing Persons has cancelled the Silver Alert for Katelyn Michelle Hayes.

Original story

FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing 17-year-old from Forsyth County.

Katelyn Michelle Hayes

Katelyn Michelle Hayes

Katelyn Michelle Hayes, 17, was last seen at 180 Cook Street, in Rural Hall.

Hayes is described as a white female, 5’7″, 130 pounds with long brown hair and blue eyes.

Citizens are asked to be on the lookout for Hayes, who is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment.

Anyone with information about Hayes should call the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office at 336-727-2112.


  • Hungry Hippo

    every silver alert post out there states may be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment….if thats the case, why the flip are these people allowed to be alone????

    • MegaKat

      They’re not necessarily alone; their caregiver could have stepped out of the room for only a minute to use the bathroom or to answer the house phone, or to even pull a meal out of the oven. It takes only a single moment for someone to take off on you, much like taking care of a child.

  • Steache

    This child’s “mother” is always in bars all nights of the week or hopping around with different men. The teen was probably gone for a while before she was even noticed missing. The poor thing is just a food stamp ticket for the mother. What kind of drugs did you smoke in front of her or while pregnant to give your 17 year old child dementia???

  • Kim Welch

    I totatly understand the frustration of knowing that a parent has not done the best that they could have for their child. But really, what is the point of putting anyone down…shouldn’t we just be studying the picture so that if by chance we see the child we would recognize her???? Food for thought.

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