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UPDATED: Lexington detectives thank the community for their help locating at-risk teen

Lexington, SC – The Town of Lexington’s Police Department issued a statement Monday evening thanking the community for their help in locating a teenage runaway who was considered to be in crisis when she left her home sometime Sunday night or early Monday morning. According to Sgt. Cameron Mortenson, the department’s spokesman, the young girl was back home Monday evening and was safe.

In a statement released earlier in the day, officers said on the morning of Monday, October 12, 2020, they were dispatched to a residence on Creek Side Lane in the Town of Lexington. Guardians had discovered that Meredyth Conrad, age 17 of Lexington had runaway from her home. She was last seen at approximately 10:00 p.m. the night before.

Meredyth Conrad was described as a white female with blond hair and blue eyes. Her height is 5’4” and she weighs 160 pounds. When the investigation began, it was not known what clothing she was wearing or if she might be with someone.

At that time, members of the community were asked to call police if anyone had any information about her whereabouts.

The Lexington Police Department has a great relationship with the community. They have received good results by using the community to help them identify suspects and help solve crimes. In this case, the hard work of the investigators and the department's partnership with the community had the best possible outcome.


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