LINCOLN COUNTY, N.C. — Detectives in Lincoln County were searching for a missing 16-year-old girl on Friday afternoon. Allissann Marie Quates was found safe and has returned home.

The 16-year-old is five feet tall and weighs 85 pounds. She has hazel eyes, brown hair, and a pierced nose.

On Thursday, deputies were called to a home on Grassy Creek Road. The father said Quates didn’t get off the school bus and was last seen at North Lincoln High School. 

Anyone with information should contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or Lincolnton/Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.

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