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Missing Oklahoma teen found in Raleigh

Posted September 24, 2010
Updated September 25, 2010

— A missing 15-year-old girl from Oklahoma was found at a Raleigh apartment complex Friday, police said.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children issued an alert for Heather Lee Lewis, of Midwest City, Okla., early Friday, saying that the 15-year-old might be in Raleigh with a man.

Police spokesman Jim Sughrue said that Heather was safely taken to a police station before should could be reunited with her family. She had met the man during a previous visit to Raleigh, police said.


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  • jjwood2424 Sep 24, 2010

    @ wildcat..I really enjoy reading your post, to bad others don't think like you!!Keep being the positive person you are!!

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  • gingerlynn Sep 24, 2010

    I hope this painful time will pass quickly for you, and Heather comes home safely. And that in 20 years your daughter will look back on this as a stupid mistake and be very embarrassed. As I am today for my stupidity at that age.

  • creamhot4u Sep 24, 2010

    @ kikinc thanks and @ gingerlynn "we all learn from our mistakes!" as teenagers then when we become ADULTs we teach our children that it's not easy out in the world and things arn't that bad at home. Yes as a parent we have "rules" but they are ment to protect them from harm in the world, but you can't be up your childs *** 24/7, they have to grow and learn on their own to become adults and someday pass along the knowledge you have given them along with some of their own to their own children.

  • gingerlynn Sep 24, 2010

    kikinc you are absolutely right about the insults about her appearance. I was insulted for being nerdy, uncool, having horrible acne. I ran off at 16 the first time a guy was nice to me. He was 31. If peers were making fun of her, and some other man told her she was beautiful that is all it would take.

  • rebecca7 Sep 24, 2010

    Ditto kikinc!!!

  • kikinc Sep 24, 2010

    I hope she's found soon. 15 is such an awkward age, especially when it comes to "love." I remember what it was like back then, to be completely head over heels for someone, and when it didn't work out, it was the absolute end of the world. Hindsight is 20/20. Looking back on it now, none of it was worth it back then, but teenagers don't understand that. I hope her and her family can work through this. It'll be hard, but the love of a parent goes a very long way.

    And for those criticizing her appearance, that's just rude. After all, she's 15. Maybe it's that type of ridiculing that caused something like this to happen. It would be bad enough for kids to do it, but grown adults that know better? That's inexcusable.

  • creamhot4u Sep 24, 2010

    @ Rebecca THANKS!

  • rebecca7 Sep 24, 2010

    I remember feeling the same was at times during my teenage years... that I knew everything and could take care of myself. Teenagers can feel very stifled at times and combine that with the strong desire for autonomy and the "I can do it fine myself" mentality, it makes for a very scary, risk taking time in a teens life. I just hope and pray that she is found and returned home OK.

  • creamhot4u Sep 24, 2010

    @ wildcat

    Heather has nothing to be scared of! I just want her home and safe! the "not knowing" is the hardest thing!