Missing teen, 17, last seen in Chelsea, FOUND


(Shelby County Sheriff’s Office)

CHELSEA, Ala. (WIAT) — UPDATE (10/29/19): According to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, the missing teen has been found safe.

The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has requested the public’s assistance in locating a missing teen.

Ruth VanValkenburg, 17, was last seen Friday around noon in Chelsea. She has brown eyes and blue hair. She is 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighing about 200 pounds.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at (205) 669-4181 or call Investigator Mark Hughes at (205) 670-6274.

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