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UPDATE: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office is Still Looking for Missing Valley Head Teen, Makenna Purvis

Taniesa L. Sullivan | The Weekly Ledger News FORT PAYNEUPDATE on Missing Person Makenna Joy Purvis. As of 10/22/2022, Makenna is still missing. Makenna’s family and friends are very worried about her. They ask that if Makenna sees this message, please come home or at least call someone to let them know you are okay.

On Saturday, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Investigators and Deputies met with Fisher Rescue Team, Valley Head PD, Mentone PD, DeKalb County EMA, and local Fire Departments at 8 am and searched the wooded area where Makenna was last seen. There was no sign of Makenna in the area.

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office would like to extend our sincere appreciation to Fisher Rescue and their team for spending 8+ hours of your Saturday to help search for Makenna. The team had members from Athens AL, Murfreesboro, TN, and all-over North Alabama. Two canine search teams searched as well.

The Sheriff’s Office would like to let Makenna know she is not in any trouble at all. We only want to see Makenna back safe with her family and friends who love her dearly. If you know where Makenna might be or have seen her, please call the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office at 256-845-3801 or the Investigation Office at 256-845-8562.

DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden said of the incident: “If anyone has any information on Makenna’s whereabouts, please contact us. To have a child go missing is a parent’s worst nightmare.”

“God Bless!” Concluded Sheriff Welden.

(From the Office of DeKalb County Sheriff Nick Welden)

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