Carteret County deputies say a missing 12-year-old girl has been located.
Joanna Payne was last seen on Mason Town Road outside of Newport on Monday when deputies say she ran away.
Deputies are asking for the public's help in tracking down a runaway child.
Carteret County deputies say Joanna Payne was last seen on Mason Town Road outside of Newport on Monday.
The 12-year-old girl was wearing a white tee-shirt and cut-off blue jean shorts. She is bi-racial, 5'7" tall and weighs 120 pounds with long straight hair and brown eyes.
Anyone who has seen Joanna Payne should call the Carteret County Sheriff's Office at 252-504-4804.