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Prayer vigil held for missing Franklinton teen

Posted June 1, 2008
Updated June 2, 2008

— Family, friends and neighbors held a prayer vigil Sunday for a missing Franklinton teenaged girl.

The vigil took place at the worship center of Faith Baptist Church, 249 Holden Road in Youngsville, at 3 p.m.

Kali Elizabeth Norris was last seen Thursday night. Police say they consider Kali endangered, because she has a medical condition that causes seizures.

“She told her mom goodnight and she even played a game with her sister before she went to bed. Everything seemed like a normal night until the next morning when we woke up and Kali wasn't there,” father Roland Norris said.

“I’m feeling worried. I know God's with her. I’m just a little worried for her safety that she's OK,” mother Mary Norris said.

The state Highway Patrol launched an air and ground search on Saturday night after a CSX employee reported that he thought he had seen Kali walking along the railroad tracks.

A helicopter using infrared technology flew over an area from Kitrell to Wake Forest between 8:30 and 9 p.m., and officers also searched on the ground.

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children has also put its resources behind the search for Kali.

Police said Kali run away once before in early May, but returned less than 24 hours later. Her parents said Kali didn't remember what had happened and that she may have neurological problems.

Kali was scheduled to see a specialist Wednesday. Her parents said they don't know where she could be.

“We don't know, we don't have a clue. I wish I could tell you, because then I could know where to concentrate my thoughts and my efforts," Roland Norris said.

“I just totally have faith that God will find her, and he knows where she's at and knows what she needs," Mary Norris said.

Kali is described as white female, standing 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing about 125 pounds. She has red hair, brown eyes, pierced ears and a scar on her left forearm.

Kali was last seen wearing a black jacket and gray T-shirt with a camera and flash printed on it, as well as light blue jeans and black-and-white checkered, slip-on Vans shoes.

Anyone with information on Kali's whereabouts should contact their local law enforcement agency.


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  • Frank Downtown Jun 3, 2008

    She ran away with a boyfriend.

  • dotwigg Jun 3, 2008

    Praise!!! Prayer Works!!!
    Kali has been found and will be home soon.
    Please pray for the family and Kali during this transition time.

    Thank you to everyone who sent their wishes and prayers and helped out with the searches and with caring for the family during this time.

  • Scrubatwilmed Jun 3, 2008

    Get this story back to the top news... I mean we are talking about a missing child. The more people that know the more people that will be on a look out for her!

  • Imagine 722 Jun 3, 2008

    Didn't see that, sorry.

  • Citizen7265 Jun 3, 2008

    The article does not state when she may have been seen on the railroad tracks. It just states that they looked on Saturday night because a CSX employee thought he may have seen her. She disappeared during the night Thursday after everyone was in bed. Her parents woke up Friday to find her gone.

    Imagine722, give the parents a break. She disappeared during the night. I am sure they are questioning themselves enough about what they might could have done to prevent this, but how do you prevent something you do not see coming. I pray they find her well and safe.

  • Imagine 722 Jun 3, 2008

    Where were her parents when she was wondering on railroad tracks?? Why was she by herself?? This is really sad.

  • MizzZeta Jun 3, 2008

    I couldn't determine is she has her own computer from the details presented here. However, if she does, I hope it's been thoroughly examined for clues to her whereabouts.

  • dotwigg Jun 3, 2008

    Kali is being searched for, see the complete details of what is being done at her blog, http://kalielizabethnorris.blogspot.com

    If you would like to help search and pass out posters, please leave a comment on the blog and we will contact you on where to me us. Thank you for the concern for Kali's wellness. Please continue to Pray in the interim, God knows where Kali is and will protect her until we find her.

  • LaLa-Land Jun 3, 2008

    WRAL - how about do an updated story to get her picture on the front page again????

    This story has 25 votes, so there must be some public interest!!!

  • TheAdmiral Jun 3, 2008

    How about instead of praying and doing nothing - how about doing God's work and go looking for her?