Troup teen found safe by citizen

by Wes Mayer

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The Troup County teen missing in recent days was located Wednesday night and has been reunited with her parents.

Ledia King, 15, who also goes by Dede, was located around 7 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office. A citizen found her walking on Hogansville Road, stopped and spoke with her, recognized her as the missing juvenile and drove her to the Hogansville Police Department. She was then picked up by Troup County authorities and brought to the sheriff’s office to be reunited with her parents.

King was reported missing on Tuesday after she had not been seen for a week. She first reported to be seen last on the 800-block of Rock Mills Road, but during the investigation, authorities learned she was able to get a ride to LaGrange and was dropped off in the downtown area, according to the Troup County Sheriff’s Office.

“Sheriff [James] Woodruff wishes to thank his investigators and deputies for their hard work in this case and also the … Coweta County Sheriff’s Office, LaGrange Police Department, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers and Hogansville Police Department,” said Deputy Stewart Smith with the Troup County Sheriff’s Office, “also to the many people who have shared this story on social media.”



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