UPDATED: Missing Currituck middle schooler found safe in Georgia

Faith Pellini

The Currituck County Sheriff’s Office announced this evening that 13-year-old Faith Pellini, missing since Saturday afternoon, was found today at a home outside Atlanta, Georgia.

Faith, an 8th grader at Moyock Middle School, appears to be physically in good health, the sheriff’s office said.

She was found at a home in Spalding County, Georgia, on Monday at approximately 4:30 p.m. She is safe with law enforcement officers and will soon be reunited with her family and evaluated by medical professionals.

“We have been working non-stop over the past 48 hours to find Faith. I cannot put into words what it means to be able to bring her home safely. Our law enforcement partners immediately responded to help us and our community has been a key part of this investigative team. Because of their tireless work, Faith will start the new year off where she belongs, at home with her loving family,” said Currituck County Sheriff Matt Beickert.

In order to protect the integrity of the ongoing investigation, the sheriff’s office will not go into specifics about how Faith was located.

At this time, Faith’s family asks for privacy as the welcome home their precious daughter. Additional updates will be provided when appropriate.

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