2 missing Rolesville teens found safe; 1 located after mom’s pleas for help on CBS 17

Wake County News

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Two Rolesville teens missing for a week have been found safe in Cary, police say.

One teen was found following her mom’s pleas for help on CBS 17. 

On Feb. 8, Alyssa McLeod, 16, and Taryn Walker, 15, got in an Uber and left Rolesville High School without any notice. They hadn’t been heard from since. 

On Friday, CBS 17’s Kelly Kennedy spoke with McLeod’s mother, Stephanie White. 

“I haven’t been able to sleep,” said Stephanie White. “I can’t eat. I think about her day and night. I don’t know if she’s being held hostage. I don’t know.”

White pleaded for her daughter to contact her. 

On Saturday, White contacted CBS 17 saying McLeod had been found. On Saturday afternoon, police said Taryn Walker was found safe.

“I would like to thank everyone for their prayers for my daughter. She saw me speaking with the news and she reached out to me tonight,” White wrote. 

The mom confirmed police located her daughter and that the teen is safe.

“I would also like to thank Kelly Kennedy for helping me get this out on the news. Praise God!” White wrote. 

Rolesville police told CBS 17 they didn’t believe the girls were in danger when they informed media of their disappearance. 

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