SOUTHPORT, N.C. – An alert is still in effect for a North Carolina teen who has been missing for nearly three weeks, official say.
The Southport Police Department was originally asking for the public’s assistance in locating Gabrielle Ryman.
However, a week after she vanished, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued a Silver Alert for her saying that she was “endangered.”
Gabrielle, 15, was last seen at her residence at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 415 West West Street in Southport.
The clothing Gabrielle was wearing is unknown, but she did take a toothbrush and makeup kit.
Gabrielle is described by authorities as a white female, with long brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5-feet, 7-inches tall and weighs 120 pounds, officials say.
Gabrielle had a GPS monitor, but turned it off and may be in the Long Beach Road area of Southport, Sgt. Kevin Long with the Southport Police Department told WECT-TV.
If officials find someone is harboring Ryman, they could face charges such as resisting, obstructing, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to WECT.
Ryman is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other form of cognitive impairment.