Missing teen located following alert


The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office called off a missing-person alert Friday after the teen was located.

According to a press release, the sheriff’s office cancelled the alert concerning Weslie Long, 13, at 1 p.m. after she was located and found safe.

The sheriff’s office’s alert Thursday stated the girl was last seen in Christiansburg on Aug. 28. Sheriff Matt Melvin said Thursday his office was contacted on Sept. 4 by counselors at Graham Local Schools who advised she had been absent from school for five days.

The alert sent out to residents stated that she was reportedly traveling with a male named Charles Alexander who was driving a red Ford Taurus.

As of Friday afternoon, Champaign County Sheriff’s Investigators were following up an investigation into the incident.

By Nick Walton

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Nick Walton can be reached at 937-652-1331 Ext. 1777 or on Twitter @UDCWalton.

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