Missing 21-year-olds both found alive, Carteret Co. deputies say

NEWPORT, N.C. (WNCT) — The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office said both missing 21-year-olds have been found alive.

They are being taken to Carteret Health Care for exposure to the elements, the Sheriff’s Office said.

Deputies said it appears they got lost when they went into the woods Saturday.


The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday morning they are searching the area where the two 21-year-olds’ vehicle was found with the assistance of air support.

The search is being conducted at the end of Sand Hills Drive off Gales Creek Road in Newport.

The road borders a large portion of the Croatan National Forest.

It is the third search.


The Carteret County Sheriff’s Office is trying to locate a pair of 21-year-olds who went missing on Sunday.

21-year-old Casey Burroughs and 21-year-old Briana Wallace were last seen in Newport on Sunday. Burroughs was wearing a white t-shirt and grey sweat pants. Wallace has several tattoos, most noticeably a lions face on her left arm with a crown on the left hand.

If located, contact Detective Derek Moore with the Sheriff’s office at 252-726-1911.

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