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Authorities find missing Clayton teen

Posted November 12, 2009
Updated November 13, 2009

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— Wake County deputies located a missing 13-year-old Clayton boy early Friday.

Christian Chavez went missing from the backyard of his family’s home on Pine Trail around 5:45 p.m. Thursday, said Phyllis Stephens, a spokeswoman with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office.

Chavez was searching for his dog that had run away.

Stevens said the teen was located and appeared to be OK.


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  • 6079 SMITH W Nov 13, 2009

    He's THIRTEEN? I thought that it was normal for teenagers to get out of sight of their mommies for a little while...This might be just a TEENSY bit of the reason kids don't evolve into adults until they are about 28, now.

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  • Healthy Skeptic Nov 13, 2009

    And agree - more details, please!

  • MadderMan Nov 13, 2009

    Glad they found the young man in one piece.

    I am getting a little miffed about these overly vague stories, however. Like 'peppercorns' asked, how about the dog? Did the boy get lost, or stuck in the mud somewhere, or what? What time did they finally find him?

    How about some details in these stories, guys??!!!

  • peppercorns Nov 13, 2009

    ok so they found the kid... did they find the dog?????

  • Diabolical Nov 13, 2009

    Awesome! A success story. Let's hope to have another one with Shaniya. Keeping my fingers crossed.