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Carteret County runaways sought in Raleigh

Posted September 29, 2010 5:52 p.m. EDT

— Police say two children who ran away from their homes in Carteret County were seen in Raleigh Wednesday afternoon.

Investigators from the Carteret County Sheriff's Office and Atlantic Beach Police Department are searching for Justin Zubovic, 14, of Morehead City, and his girlfriend, Alexis Mesiemore, 12, of Atlantic Beach.

Both left home around 9 p.m. Monday and haven't been seen since.

Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said the two were seen in the vicinity of Falls of Neuse Road and Interstate 540 at approximately 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Anyone who believes they might have seen either of the children are urged to call 911 immediately, Sughrue said.

Zubovic is white, stands 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds.

Mesiemore, who goes by Lexi, is white, stands 4 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 97 pounds.