Missing Teen Found at Boyfriend's Home

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Update: WCTV Eyewitness News
November 7, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- A Tallahassee teen who's been missing since August has been found safe.

14-year-old Adelle Burns family had posted flyers around town and even put up billboards with her picture.

Family Members told WCTV that she was found last night around 10:30 in Tallahassee. She was at her boyfriend's home, hiding in his closet.

Local deputies had searched as far as Mississippi for Adelle.

WCTV will update this story as more information becomes available.


Updated By: Charlene Cristobal
September 30, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- According to the Leon County Sheriff's Office they have followed several leads that lead them to olive branch, Mississippi -- just minutes from the Tennessee state line. they are asking that anyone with relatives in the area to please pass along the information of Adelle burns.

Burns went missing from her home off of Katherine speed court on August 26th. She is 5'3" with brown hair and eyes, last seen wearing a t-shirt and shorts.

If you have any information, you're asked to call the Leon County Sheriff's Office at (850) 606-3300.


Updated By: Charlene Cristobal
September 16, 2014

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- "We miss her so much and I hope she comes home," said Kaylee Phillips, the younger sister of missing 14-year-old Adelle Burns.

Adelle Burns was last seen at her family home in the 3200 block of Katherine Speed Court, August 26th. She's described as 5'3" with brown hair and eyes, and was last seen wearing shorts and a t-shirt.

Her family hopes that a campaign of electronic billboards, signs and posts on social media will help find her.

"We have the billboards from Lamar," said Adelle's mother, Glenna Phillips. "We have our own sign, we ride around in our mobile billboard in the back of our truck, just for people passing by...and eye-catchers helped me with that, they were awesome. We have Matco tool men, they're riding around with her poster on their vehicle, just to be seen."

Right now, the Leon County Sheriff's Office is still investigating Burns' disappearance.

The family has decided to take things into their own hands to find her. They are also offering a $1,000 reward for anyone who has information on where Adelle may be.

"That's all we want is her home safe. We love her so much," said her grandmother, Diane Burns.

"I just want her to come home," said her father Bryan Phillips. "I miss her, we all miss you. We love you and I'm gonna keep searching until we find you."

If you have any information, call the Leon County Sheriff's Office at (850) 606-3300.


TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- The Leon County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate 14 year old Adelle Burns.

Burns was last seen in the 3200 block of Katherine Speed Court on August 26, 2014.

Burns stands 5’-03” tall, has brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing shorts and a T-shirt. The style and color are unknown at this time.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Adelle Burns is asked to contact the Leon County Sheriff’s Office at (850) 606-5800.


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