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Missing 16-year-old found safe

Posted August 18, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014

— A 16-year-old girl reported missing on Monday has been found safe, Raleigh police said Thursday.

Savannah Fee was last seen at her Chipmunk Lane home on Aug. 15. Police were concerned for her well-being because she did not have her daily medication with her.

Investigators didn't believe foul play was involved in her disappearance.


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  • Jerry Sawyer Aug 22, 2014
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    She needs help now before it is too late to make her whole.

  • Nicolle Leney Aug 22, 2014
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    The previous article noted that someone had linked to noted that she "is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other cognitive impairment, officials said" so chances are she's not running from something. It could be the onset of schizophrenia (teen to young adult is the common time, so that was my first thought), brain trauma that caused memory impairment, or something else. That is mostly likely what the "medication" is related to. Since the two incidents happened fairly recently, it could be the onset of whatever the cognitive impairment is or an adjustment of the medication that has screwed things up. It's most likely not some horrible parents that this girl is running from. And I'm guessing social services is already involved. I could be totally off, but from the two articles, this seems a lot more logical than some monster parents that protective services automatically should yank the kid from.

  • Forthe Newssite Aug 22, 2014
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    she's SIXTEEN!!!!

    Glad she was safely found and returned home...

  • A cold, hard dose of Hans Aug 22, 2014

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    I made no conclusions about anything. I merely said their is enough smoke to warrant an investigation.

  • Linda Kerns Kellogg Aug 22, 2014
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    I think some counseling is in order for this girl and her family; I hope they consider it before a tragedy occurs

  • Stilllearnin Aug 22, 2014

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    Wow, you figured that out is such a short article! I didn't see anything about parental abuse

  • Twittyfan Aug 22, 2014

    Get her help now... Praying she gets her life together. Investigate the home and friends because luckily this turned out with a good ending but it could have easily went wrong..

  • Steve Austin Aug 22, 2014
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    Must be a severe cognitive impairment or dementia to go missing twice due to the lack of medication in the past month. Glad she's safe.

  • A cold, hard dose of Hans Aug 22, 2014

    Protective services needs to take custody while these parents are investigated to see why this child wants to get away so much.

  • HailBasket Aug 19, 2014

    What is she running from...or who? I hope that she is found and gets the help that she needs.