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Katelyn Bryant

Katelyn Bryant

AMELIA COUNTY, Va. — There is an update after the mother of an Amelia teen enlisted the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office to look for her daughter. Katelyn Bryant, 19, was last seen Wednesday.

“We just received notification from the Amelia County Sheriff’s Office that Ms. Bryant was spoken to in person by law enforcement personnel and that she is ok. This message has been relayed to her family members. Thank you all for your concern in this matter,” the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook around 3:45 p.m. Thursday.

The family had questioned why Bryant left home without saying farewell.

“Her dad and I came home to her, her dog and her horse and all her stuff gone. No goodbye,” Debbie Bryant wrote. “We want to know she is safe. She will not return our messages. Her phone’s memory was totally deleted and the phone left behind.”

Debbie Bryant said she suspected an older man was involved in her daughter’s disappearance.

“At this time we have received a request to attempt to locate Katelyn who is reportedly in the company of a gentlemen who has been a Gloucester resident in the recent past,” the Gloucester County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook. “It is important to note that this is not a missing person case, we have no information to suggest she is in danger or that any crime has been committed. We simply want to check the welfare of Katelyn Bryant and ensure that she is safe.”

Katelyn Bryant was described as a 4’ 11” tall white female who weighs about 105 pounds. She has brown hair and eyes. She might be in a Red Dodge Pick-up truck with a shell cap on the rear, the Sheriff’s Office said. The cap has an advertisement on it that reads Holly Brook Farrier Service and has a Virginia registration of JGE-8287, investigators said.

Anyone with information about the vehicle or Katelyn was asked to call 804-693-3890 or 911.