Troup County Authorities Searching For Missing Teen

by Wes Mayer

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Ledia King, or Dede, 15, was last seen on June 16 in Troup County.


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. She was last seen wearing a white shirt, sandals and a black back pack 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 five feet, seven 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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