Hancock County

Police searching for runaway Waveland teen

Carrie Payne
Carrie Payne

Police have asked for the public’s help to find a runaway teenager.

Carrie Payne, 16, was reported missing on Feb. 1. She is not in apparent danger, Waveland Police Chief Dave Allen said.

Payne is 4-foot-11, weighs about 121 pounds and has strawberry blonde hair.

She was last seen wearing a white shirt and blue jeans.

Police don’t believe she was abducted, Allen said in a news release.

To give a tip on her whereabouts, call the Waveland Police Department at 228-467-3669, or Central Dispatch at 228-255-9191. Sgt. Erik Castro is in charge of the investigation. Allen said Castro can be reached by email at ecastro@wavelandpolice.com.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews