13-year-old North Carolina girl found

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Faith Pellini

CURRITUCK COUNTY, N.C. — A 13-year-old girl disappeared while walking in Currituck County, according to the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies say she was found Monday at a home in Spalding County, Georgia.

“We have been working non-stop over the past 48 hours to find Faith,” the sheriff’s office said. “I cannot put into words what it means to be able to bring her home safely. Our law enforcement partners immediately responded to help us and our community has been a key part of this investigative team. Because of their tireless work, Faith will start the new year off where she belongs, at home with her loving family.”

Deputies say 13-year-old Faith Pellini was last seen between 5 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. Sunday while walking on Tulls Creek Road, near the Sawyertown intersection.

She was heading towards Moyock Elementary School.

The sheriff’s office says she was wearing a dark-colored sweater and shorts, and she had a silver suitcase.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 232-2216.

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