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‘We couldn’t have done it without everyone’s help.’

Last updated: June 26. 2014 10:39AM - 7851 Views
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Ledia King
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After more than a week missing, the Troup County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that Ledia King, 15, was found Wednesday night.


According to officials, the call came in at approximately 7 p.m. that Ledia was spotted walking down the northern part of Hogansville Road. A woman, who recognized her from pictures circulating social and news media outlets, picked her up and took her to the Hogansville Public Library. She called the Hogansville police shortly after.


Sheriff’s public information officer Stewart Smith said this morning it was unknown where Ledia has been or what she was doing.


“We’re just trying to figure out what kind of care she needs at this point,” Smith said.


Ledia had no reported injuries and, according to her mother Evelyn King, she is physically OK, but still dealing with the trauma of being gone.


Evelyn King told the Daily News this morning that they have no answers on Ledia’s whereabouts since her disappearance, adding that Ledia had been at the hospital the entire night sleeping.


“We’re just so happy that she was found,” the relieved mother said. “We couldn’t have done it without everyone’s help.”


Evelyn King gave special thanks to Sheriff’s Office personnel, calling them the most phenomenal group of people she has ever met. She specifically credited investigator Shelly Downs and Capt. Mike Caldwell.


“Without them, we would have never found our baby,” she said.


In a statement released by the Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff James Woodruff thanked all those who assisted in the search of Ledia including the Coweta County’s Sheriff’s Office, LaGrange Police Department, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Hogansville Police Department, also the many people who shared the story on social media.


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