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16-year-old Maynardville girl found safe months after disappearing

Skylar Linville had been gone since July 15 from her Maynardville home, her family said.

MAYNARDVILLE, Tenn. — Update (9/19): The Union County Sheriff's Office said it has safely located a 16-year-old girl who disappeared in mid-July.

On Sunday, authorities said Skylar Linville was found safe in Florence, Alabama.

Linville ran away from home on July 15, deputies said. The UCSO and Tennessee Department of Children Services were called to bring her safely home.

The UCSO thanked the FBI and Alabama law enforcement for assisting in finding Linville.

Original Story:

Family and law enforcement are asking for the public's help to find a 16-year-old girl missing from her Union County home since the morning of July 15.

Skylar Linville has blondish brown hair, weighs about 120 pounds and stands about 5 feet, 3 inches. She has brown eyes.

Linville lives in Maynardville. Her father told 10News on Tuesday family feared for her safety and wanted her to come home.

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Authorities said she might be wearing a red or black hoodie, something she had on when last seen.

If you have any information, the Union County Sheriff's Office asks that you call them at 865-992-5512 or Detective Eddie Eddie Simpson at 865-992-4062. 

You also can call the family at 865-243-4022.

Credit: Chris Linville
Poster for missing Union County teen.

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