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16-year-old Dominique Gabrielle Summerall and 17-year-old Joseph “Joey” James Lestoric. (Image: WLOS)

TRANSYLVANIA COUNTY, N.C. — Authorities are searching for two missing North Carolina teenagers who were last seen on Thursday.

The Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that officers are currently looking for 16-year-old Dominique Gabrielle Summerall and 17-year-old Joseph “Joey” James Lestoric.

The teenagers were reported missing from a home in Sapphire around 2:30 p.m. Jan. 1, according to the sheriff.

Summerall has red hair, green eyes, the right nostril of her nose pierced and there’s a scar on her right eyebrow. She was last seen wearing black pants, brown boots, burgundy sweatshirt and carrying a backpack.

Lestoric is described as 5’6” tall and about 130 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing desert style camouflage pants, a camouflage jacket and carrying a backpack.

Anyone with any information on either of them can call the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office at (828) 884-3168.