Authorities searching for missing Wayne County runaway teen

July 24, 2018

Ashanti Dyzare Harper (Photo: Wayne County Sheriff's Office)

Wayne County authorities were searching Tuesday for a missing teen girl who was last seen this weekend and may have been in contact with an older male.

Ashanti Dyzare Harper, 15, was last seen Sunday morning after she left her aunt’s home in Goldsboro around 2 a.m. by crawling through a bedroom window, authorities said. She was wearing a pink coat and dark pants when her younger cousins saw her last.

According to investigators, she had been staying with her aunt through the summer and had been there for about three weeks when she fled from the house with some of her belongings. Authorities said the family believes the teen girl had been in communication with a tall, unidentified man who told the girl he was 17 years old via conversation on Instagram.

Anyone with information about this missing teen was asked to call the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office at 919-731-1480.

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