Jackson County

Two missing teens found by deputies, Jackson County sheriff says

Woodrow Allen Hunter, left, and Natalie Anne Grubb
Woodrow Allen Hunter, left, and Natalie Anne Grubb Jackson County Sheriff's Department

Two young teenagers who left their homes in Jackson County a little over a week ago were found about 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sheriff Mike Ezell said.

Woodrow Hunter Allen, 16, and Natalie Anne Grubb, 14, both left their homes in the St. Andrews and Gulf Park Estates communities on Dec. 30, Ezell said.

They were seen together about 3 p.m. Monday on Pine Street in St. Andrews, he said.

There are a lot of woods in the area and they have been seen by several people a few times at locations indicating they are hiding out in woods, Ezell said.

Deputies patrolling the area found the teens on Beach Street, Ezell said, and they were returned safe to their parents.

Anyone with information on their whereabouts is asked to call the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department at 228-769-3063 or its Criminal Investigations Division at 228-769-3065.

Robin Fitzgerald covers real-time news, such as crime, public safety and trending stories. In nearly 40 years as a journalist, her highest honors include investigative awards for covering the aftermath of the fatal beating of a Harrison County jail inmate in 2006 and related civil rights violations. She is a Troy University graduate.