Lincoln County Sheriff’s detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing mother and child. Last Thursday, November 18, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of two people missing from an apartment at 1334 Rustic Trail in Lincolnton.
A neighbor filed a report and told officers the last time the mother and son had been seen was on November 16. The Lincoln County Department of Social Services was notified and a relative said she has been in contact with the missing mother via text message and was informed to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office.
The father of the boy told a detective that he was not concerned about them being in danger and this had happened before. The mother, 41-year-old Katherine Ruth Pell, and the son, 13-year-old Levi Collins, have been entered as missing.
Pell is described as a white female, 5’5″, 215 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Collins is a white male, 5′, 90 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050, the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or Lincolnton Lincoln Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.