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EMERALD ISLE — 14-year-old Emerald Isle teen who had been missing since Sept. 19 has been found and is safe, according to a press release from the town Saturday afternoon.

Sebastian Gustavo Sanchez had been last seen at his residence on Live Oak Street in Emerald Isle. 

At that time, there was no description of the clothing he was wearing when he was last seen, nor of his direction of travel.

The press release Saturday states that a silver alert issued by the N.C. Centers for Missing Persons has been canceled.

Friday, Emerald Isle Interim Police Chief Mike Panzarella said the case was “challenging due to lack of information  regarding  … what the teen was wearing, direction of travel, and activated mobile device.”

The state alert said the teen “has a cognitive impairment.”

No more information was immediately available.

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EMERALD ISLE — The Emerald Isle Police Department is searching for a teenager who was reported missing this week.

Sebastian Gustavo Sanchez, 14, was last seen Sep. 19 at his residence on Live Oak Street in Emerald Isle. 

He is 5 feet, 4 inches tall and around 110 pounds. He has short brown hair, hazel eyes and tan skin.  There is no description of the clothing he was wearing when he was last seen, nor of his direction of travel. 

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Sebastian is asked to contact the Emerald Isle Police Department at 252-354-2021.

 

Reporter's note: This article was updated at 3:20 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, to report the teen has been found.

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