Two teens are missing from Franklin County
WDBJ 7 is reporting that two teenage girls who were last seen at Franklin County High School are missing and might be in Pulaski. The ages of the teens has not been revealed but their names are Mary Beth Trainer and Shyanne Fightmaster. Rocky Mount police say the two missing teens might be in the company of Melissa Trainer but have not indicated her age or if she is related to Mary Beth. Police are saying they consider the two as runaways
WSET reports the girls did not return home from Franklin County high school on Monday but gave no other information. In January a missing autistic teen was found safe but there has been no update about Allanah Myers who had run away in 2019 was reported missing on the first of March. If you have seen these missing teenagers please contact the authorities. Hopefully they will be found safe and return home.
There are more than 500 missing teens in Virginia
Unfortunately, there is a long list of missing teens in Virginia, and the National Missing persons data base estimates there are about 500. The center emphasizes that just because a child has not been identified as being abducted and is listed as a runaway does not indicate they are not in danger because they might end up involved with gangs. According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children one in seven runaways ends up becoming the victim of human trafficking,
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