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Raleigh police searching for missing 16-year-old girl

Posted November 27, 2013

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— Raleigh police were searching Wednesday afternoon for a 16-year-old girl who went missing from the 300 block of Hargett Street. 

The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons issued a Silver Alert for Shannon Kaylee Vaughn at about 2 p.m., saying she could be suffering from a cognitive impairment. 

Vaughn was last seen in the 3100 block of Anderson Drive, and authorities said she could be headed toward Wilmington.

Vaughn is white, stands about 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds. She has long brown hair and brown eyes. 

When she disappeared, Vaughn was wearing green pants, a tan tank top and a tan long sleeve shirt. A photo of Vaughn was not immediately available.

Authorities said Vaughn could be traveling in a maroon 2011 Mazda 3 with North Carolina license tag BMJ-1298.

Anyone with information on Vaughn's whereabouts should call the Raleigh Police Department at 919-996-3335.


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  • Dukefan1 Nov 27, 2013

    Praying for your safe return.

  • Whatev333 Nov 27, 2013

    Might help to put an actual photo up of her... just food for thought.

  • Barfly Nov 27, 2013

    Unless she owns the car, I'd say she was abducted.