Meigs County Teen Found

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A Meigs County teenager missing for nearly a week is back in Meigs County after being found in Morgantown, West Virginia, on Sunday.

Ali Wooten, 14, of Racine was reported missing on Monday, March 9 after getting into a small SUV that day at Southern High School. Meigs County Sheriff Keith Wood said on Monday that Wooten was picked up in

Morgantown by her parents on Sunday evening after being located by the Morgantown Police Department earlier in the day.

Wood stated that the Morgantown Police Department is continuing the investigation, interviewing a male in connection with the case.

The investigation is continuing, with charges possible for Wooten and/or the male involved, according to Wood.

A news release from the sheriff’s office on Sunday stated that Wooten was located in Morgantown after the sheriff’s office received a tip on her possible location. The Meigs County Sheriff’s Office contacted the Monongalia County (West Virginia) Sheriff’s Office for assistance with checking the tip. The Morgantown Police Department then located and picked up Wooten at an apartment complex in Morgantown.

Wood declined to give details Monday on the tip which lead to Wooten being located.

“Social media was beneficial in the search getting the information out and her photo,” said Wood. He added that he was pleased with the good outcome of the case given the possibilities in a situation like this one.