FBI assisting Guilford County Sheriff’s Office in search for missing 15-year-old girl

Earl Robert Cunningham

UPDATE: 44-year-old Earl Robert Cunningham has since been arrested in connection with the girl’s disappearance.

GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Guilford County Sheriff BJ Barnes announced Tuesday the FBI is assisting in the search for a missing teen.

The sheriff’s office says the missing 15-year-old was last seen in the area of U.S. 62 and Interstate 85 in Guilford County Saturday night.

The female and an unknown man were captured on surveillance camera at the Randleman Walmart between 9:45 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Monday.

They were believed to be traveling in a white four-door Ford F-250 pickup.

FOX8 sat down with the teen’s mom Tuesday morning.

“I love her,” she said. “We all love her very much and we just want her to come back home.”

She said her daughter was either angry or embarrassed after she deleted stuff on the 15-year-old’s social media pages.

“I went through and found some things that were not acceptable in my house,” she said.

The woman believes the girl took off sometime Saturday night or early Sunday morning.

“It does not matter what’s been done or said or anything else, we just want you back in our lives,” she said. “We just want you back safe.”

“She’s either trying to hide or he’s trying to hide her, I don’t know which one,” she said.