Missing Middletown teen found safe, mother says

Search continues for missing Middletown teen
Published: Nov. 24, 2022 at 5:19 PM EST
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MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WXIX) - The search for a Middletown has ended after she was found safe, her mother wrote on Facebook early Friday.

Fourteen-year-old Jennifer Nicole Lynn Vines had been missing since Nov. 20, according to Middletown police.

Her mother, Felicia Craft, says Vines asked if she could go visit with a friend that day.

“I was at work,” Craft recalled. “She messaged me all day saying, ‘mom, I got the Xbox working,’ and she wanted to know if she could go to her friend’s house.”

Since her daughter finished her chores, Craft let her go see her friend.

“She grabbed her bag with just her charger, her phone, and out the door she went,” Craft said. “She told Bridgett, ‘love you.’”

Craft said around 5:30 p.m. she texted her daughter to make dinner plans, but Vines never responded.

The teen’s last known location was on Shafor Street as she walked toward McKinley Street, police wrote on Facebook.

“We pulled up to the address that was given to her, she gave it to us, and the house was dark,” Craft said. “It was 6:30 p.m. at night and the house was dark.”

A search party went out Friday around 9 a.m.

Around 10:30 a.m., her mom wrote on Facebook that Vines was sound safe and coming home.

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