UPDATE: Missing 15-year-old Marion County girl found safe

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UPDATE (7/23/20 11:10 a.m.)

FAIRMONT, W.Va. – The 15-year-old girl who was reported missing in Marion County on Tuesday afternoon was found later that evening, according to state police.

Troopers with the West Virginia State Police said that at approximately 8 p.m. on Tuesday, dispatch received a telephone tip regarding the location of Starsick. Troopers said the tip advised that the missing juvenile was at a residence along North Bunner’s Ridge Road.

Upon receiving that information, troopers were dispatched to the residence and located Starsick. Troopers said they then transported Starsick back to her grandparents’ residence.

Troopers said that as of Tuesday evening, the investigation is still ongoing.


ORIGINAL (7/21/20 4:56 p.m.)

FAIRMONT, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Police are asking for assistance in searching for a missing girl out of Marion County.

According to Sergeant Matthew Horne with the Fairmont Detachment of the West Virginia State Police, Jaylynn Elizabeth Starsick, 15, walked away from her grandparents’ residence on Morgan Ridge Road near Bunner’s Ridge in Marion County at approximately 2:00 p.m. July 21.

Horne states that it is not known whether or not someone came to pick Starsick up or if she is on foot, but she was last seen wearing black shorts, a green t-shirt and white Adidas tennis shoes with black stripes.

Anyone with information regarding Starsick’s whereabouts is asked to call Horne at 304-367-2701, or contact the Marion County 911 Communications Center at 304-367-0915.

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