Richlands PD: Missing 15-year-old girl found safe

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RICHLANDS, Va. (WJHL) – Update: A missing 15-year-old girl from Richlands, Virginia has been found safe.

According to an updated post from the Richlands Police Department, Lily Elizabeth Payne and her boyfriend, Julian Reese Phipps, have been located.

The Virginia State Police had previously issued an Endangered Missing Child Alert for Lily and provided a stock image of Phipps’ vehicle that she was believed to be traveling in.

Richlands police thanked anyone who assisted in the case in the Facebook post.

No further details were released.

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The Virginia State Police issued an Endangered Missing Child Alert for a 15-year-old girl from Richlands, Virginia.

A release from VSP states that the Richlands Police Department is seeking Lily Elizabeth Payne.

She was last seen on Sunday, June 27 around 11 p.m. on Grayson Avenue in Richlands.

Photo: Virginia State Police

No clothing description was available, but VSP states she may be traveling in a silver 2007 Chevrolet Impala with the Virginia tag 6524CJ.

The alert states in part that Lily Payne is “considered to be in danger and her disappearance poses a credible threat to her health ad safety.”

The Richlands Police Department stated in a Facebook post that she may be with her boyfriend Julian Reese Phipps, who drives the Impala.

Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call the Richlands Police Department at 276-385-5503.

Photo: Virginia State Police

Lily is described by VSP as:

RACE: WHITE
SEX: FEMALE
AGE: 15 YEARS OLD
HEIGHT: 5 FOOT 0 INCHES
WEIGHT: 150 lbs.
APPEARANCE: BLUE EYES AND RED HAIR

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