TROUTDALE, Va. — The vehicle last associated with a missing teen from Surgoinsville, Tennessee has been found in nearby Grayson County, Virginia.
According to authorities, the vehicle, a 2004 Ford Explorer Sport Trac, was found in the Troutdale community in the Jefferson National Forest.
The Grayson County Sheriff’s Department issued a “BOLO” (Be On the Lookout) Alert for Hayleigh Cheyenne Wilson, 14, of Hawkins County, Tennessee. Authorities there issued an Amber Alert after she left her home on Monday.
Authorities believe she is with Benjamin Shook, 41, who is currently wanted in Georgia for failing to register as a sex offender.
The two were spotted at a Wal-Mart in Marion, North Carolina on Tuesday.
So far, there has been no sign of either Wilson or Shook following the discovery of the vehicle.
According to the Grayson County Sheriff’s Department, all contents in the vehicle have been placed into evidence.
Troutdale is about 30 miles from Jefferson.
The Jefferson Post will update this story as more information becomes available.
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