Missing 14-year-old Emily Pennington found safe

Published August 12, 2017

Rumble Volunteers in the search for Emily Pennington, a 14-year-old with autism who had gone missing Thursday afternoon, stayed out late Friday night - - hours past the point at which the sun set and police packed in their flashlights. It was those persistent volunteers who found her along the nearby riverbank around 1 a.m. Saturday. According to Franklin County Deputy Jason Lovins, who had led the initial search by authorities, Pennington was less than two miles from her home.