Search continues for missing Johnson County teen

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JOHNSON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – The search continues for a missing teenager on the Tennessee-Virginia border.

Larry Riddle (the owner of Crazy Larry’s Hostel in Damascus, VA) is organizing a search party made up of volunteers, hikers, cyclists, and several wilderness first responders to help find missing teen Ava Zechiel.

Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece said Zechiel, 16, was last seen on a remote hiking trail in the Shady Valley area of the county around 2 p.m. Wednesday.

Reece said Zechiel is a resident at the Freedom Mountain Academy in Johnson County.

Zechiel is around 5-foot-8 inches tall, has brown hair and brown eyes.

Reece said a news release will be issued tomorrow.Copyright 2015 WJHL. All rights reserved.

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