Runaway 17-year-old girl found safe


Sydney Claire Harper was found safe.

MARION — Sydney Claire Harper was last seen shortly before midnight on Saturday, Jan. 6 at her residence at 130 Riverview Acres Drive in Marion. Her mother and grandmother reported her missing.

Harper is described as a white female who stands 5 feet, 4 inches tall and weighs 175 pounds. She has brown hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing black stretch pants, a maroon shirt, a white fuzzy jacket and Jordan high-top tennis shoes and was carrying a blue duffle bag.

Anyone with information concerning the teen’s whereabouts is asked to call the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office at 652-2235 or the McDowell County 911 communications center at 652-4000.