The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has been called in to assist in the search for seventeen year-old Julia Mann in Oconee County. She is 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 100 pounds. Julia was last seen on the night of February 20th at her home.
The sheriff’s office just announced that they are offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to Julia’s location.
Julia could be a runaway, but authorities are now concerned that somebody may have taken advantage of her or harmed her. A footprint was found in the mud the morning after she was last seen by her grandfather. Since then, there have been no other traces of her. She did have her phone, computer and a few other things, but there’s not even a digital footprint from her computer. None of her other electronic devices have been traced either.
Julia’s mother confirmed that she has run away at least three times before, but was never gone for more than 36 hours. She’s been gone now for almost two weeks. She also had no money. Julia’s mom is worried that she trusted the wrong person. Since transferring to North Oconee High School just weeks before her disappearance, Julia was making all A’s.
The sheriff’s office has searched with cadaver dogs and by helicopter. They are still asking anyone with information about Julia’s whereabouts to call the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office.
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