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Carissa Annabelle Garrett
Courtesy of Burke County Sheriff's Office

Runaway Child Sought In Burke County

The Burke County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation’s Division is seeking the public’s assistance in finding a runaway juvenile. 12-year-old Carissa Annabelle Garrett of 2138 Hartland Forest Drive in Morganton ran away from her home on Saturday (June 25). Garrett may be traveling on a pink and blue bicycle with the word “Mischievous” written on it.

She is described as a white female, 5′, 100 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. She may be trying to get to the Asheville area. Carissa was last seen wearing a long sleeve white shirt and red fuzzy pajama pants. If located, contact the Burke County Sheriff’s Office at (828) 438-5500 or (828) 764-9505 or you can go to