UPDATED: Candlelight vigil cancelled after missing Moyock 13-year-old girl found safe

Faith Pellini

UPDATED, 6 p.m.: The candlelight vigil at Fellowship Baptist Church in Moyock has been cancelled, after Faith Pellini was found safe in Georgia.

A Currituck County church has scheduled a prayer service and candlelight vigil for a 13-year-old girl who has been missing since Saturday.

Fellowship Baptist Church, 871 Tulls Creek Road in Moyock, will host the service for Faith Pellini tonight from 6 to 7 p.m.

Faith Pellini

An 8th grader at Moyock Middle School, Pellini was last spotted on Saturday between 5 and 5:15 p.m. walking along Tulls Creek Road headed toward Moyock Elementary School near the Sawyertown intersection.

She was last seen wearing a dark-colored sweater, shorts and carrying a silver suitcase.

Her father expressed appreciation Monday to everyone that has been involved in the search and has posted about the case.

“Thank you for anything you run … it puts my baby’s face out there and I need that,” Paul Pellini said.

While there have been a number of theories posted on social media since Faith Pellini’s disappearance, no additional details have been confirmed by the Currituck County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information or a possible sighting is asked to call the sheriff’s office through the Currituck dispatch non-emergency line at 252-232-2216.

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