A kidnapped teenager in North Carolina, 15, has been found safe and sound, police say

The abducted 15-year-old teenager in North Carolina, who according to police was last seen with his girlfriend, and his mother has been found safe and sound.

Olivia Venters, from Vanceboro, was located Monday, according to a statement from Craven County Sheriff’s Office. Further details were not immediately available, but an investigation is still ongoing.

“Venters’ family has been notified and Craven County deputies are on their way to pick her up to reunite her with her family,” the statement added.

Olivia Venters from Vanceboro, NC, has been found safe and sound, police said.

Olivia Venters from Vanceboro, NC, has been found safe and sound, police said.
(Craven County Sheriff’s Office)

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Investigators previously said Venters had disappeared around 3 a.m. Sunday morning.

“Venters was last seen with his girlfriend Tripp Wynne, 15, and his mother, Rebecca Lynn Caton, 35,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.

“Rebecca Caton was last seen driving a 2005 Gold Nissan Altima with North Carolina registration TJH9385,” it added.

Police say Venters' girlfriend, Tripp Wynne, was leaving and his mother, Rebecca Caton, was with her when she disappeared.

Police say Venters’ girlfriend, Tripp Wynne, was leaving and his mother, Rebecca Caton, was with her when she disappeared.
(Craven County Sheriff’s Office)

Police say a criminal conviction has been issued against Caton for first-degree kidnapping.

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The trio is believed to be in Virginia Sunday, police added without elaborating.

Vanceboro, Venters’ hometown, is located southeast of Raleigh.

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