DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — More details have been released concerning the case of a missing Davidson County teenager.
The North Carolina Center for Missing Persons originally issued a Silver Alert last week.
Savannah Grace Childress was reported missing on Thursday at around 4:20 p.m after her father, Michael Childress, searched the home and saw she was not there, officials said. Savannah's parents had received an alert from the Davidson County School district after Savannah didn't show up to the bus stop to pick up her younger sister. Her parents immediately called local authorities for help.
She was last seen in the area of Canaan Church Road in Denton.
Detectives found that Savannah had been communicating online with an unidentified subject through multiple online communication platforms. The communications with the unidentified subject were explicit in nature and the conversations included what detectives considered to be “grooming” techniques and practices, commonly utilized by sexual predators.
Childress could be suffering from a cognitive impairment. She was last seen wearing a yellow Mickey Mouse hoodie. She is 5’6’’ tall and has brown hair and green eyes.
This is an ongoing investigation. More details will be published as they become available.
If you have any information call 911 or the Davidson County Sheriff's Office at 336-242-2105 or the non-emergency communications line at 336-249-0131.