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Update: Authorities say Melody Wilburn was located safely in Knox County. They released no further details.

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(WBIR - Monroe County) Monroe County authorities are looking for a missing teenager who's been missing since earlier this week.

The Monroe County Sheriff's Department said that Melody Wilburn, 16, went missing from her Madisonville home Tuesday night. They believe she ran away.

Wilburn has brown hair and blue eyes and is 5'3".

Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's department at (423) 442-3911.

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