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Update: Sheriff says missing Carter Co. girl found 'safe and sound'

Staff Report • Nov 5, 2012 at 3:47 PM

ELIZABETHTON — A Carter County girl reported missing this morning has been found and her mother is facing a charge of custodial interference.

The girl, identified by other sources as Annabelle Sigman, was found in Unicoi County.

Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes and Unicoi County Sheriff Mike Hensley staked out a house where they thought Sigman was.

She was discovered there just before 4 p.m. today.

Acording to Mathes, the girl is "safe and sound."

Keep checking JohnsonCityPress.com for more information.


Below is an earlier post for this story.


ELIZABETHTON — Carter County Sheriff Chris Mathes said Monday morning that he believes his department could be within a few hours of recovering a 12-year-old girl who has been missing since Friday morning.

The girl has been identified by other sources as Annabelle Sigman.

Mathes said the missing person investigation so far leads him to believe the girl may be a runaway rather than an abduction. Her father discovered she was missing on Friday morning when she was not in her bed.

Mathes said there could be custodial interference involved in the case, with the girl receiving help from her mother or others.

The girl is described as having blond hair and brown eyes and weighs about 80 pounds. Anyone with information about the child may contact the Carter County Sheriff's Department at 542-1845.

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