UPDATE: Laurel Co. teen found safe


LONDON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Update 10:09 p.m.

According to the Laurel County Sheriff office they have located missing juvenile Whitley Smith. She was found safe on Thursday afternoon just before 1 p.m.

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Laurel County Sheriff John Root says his department is investigating after a teenage girl was reported missing.

According to the sheriff, 16-year-old Whitney Smith was last seen getting on a school bus early Wednesday morning. Smith is described as 5’2″, 15o pounds, with green eyes, a light complexion, and auburn hair down to her shoulders.

Investigators say Smith wasn’t on the 4 p.m. bus she was supposed to be on. They say she was wearing leggings with a black and white shirt.

If you have any information on Whitney Smith’s whereabouts, you’re urged to contact the sheriff at (606) 864-6600.