UPDATE: Missing Troup teen reunited with parents

by Wes Mayer

UPDATE: Ledia King was located on Hogansville Road around 7 p.m. Wednesday by a citizen, and she has been reunited with her parents, according to the Troup County Sheriff's Office.

Original story:

The Troup County Sheriff’s Office is asking for assistance in locating a 15-year-old girl who has been missing for a week.

Ledia King, who also goes by Dede, was last seen around 2 p.m. on June 16 walking on the 800-block of Rock Mills Road in Troup County, according to the sheriff’s office. However, new reports say she was able to get a ride to LaGrange that afternoon from an individual, and she was dropped of in the downtown area.

Since then, she has not been seen. She was last seen wearing a white shirt, sandals and a black backpack with “SHAW” written on the back. She may have also been carrying her purse and a hair flattening iron.

The sheriff’s office described King as biracial – black and Hispanic. She is about 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighs around 160 pounds, and her head was last seen entirely shaved. She also has a burn on the back of her right leg.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of King have been asked to contact the Troup County Sheriff's Office at 706-883-1616 or Troup County 911 at 706-883-1700.



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