Vanceboro teen reported being abducted, seen in Virginia, has been located, will be returned home

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Left to right: Olivia Venters, Tripp Wynne and Rebecca Lynn Caton (Craven County Sheriff’s Office photos)

VANCEBORO, N.C. (WNCT) — The Vanceboro teen who was reported missing Sunday afternoon has been found and will be returned to her home, officials with the Craven County Sheriff’s Office said.

Olivia Venters was found Monday. It was not released where she was found. Officials said they were on the way to pick her up and reunite her with her family.

Venters was reported missing and abducted Sunday, with charges out for Rebecca Lynn Caton, the mother of Venters’ boyfriend, Tripp Wynne. Officials said the three were last seen around 3 a.m. on Sunday before the report that she had been abducted.

Felony warrants have been issued against Caton for first-degree kidnapping. The individuals were last known to be in Virginia on Sunday, officials said.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information was released.

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The Craven County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating a teen they said has been abducted.

Olivia Venters, 15, was last seen at 3 a.m. Sunday with her boyfriend, Tripp Wynne, 15, and his mother, Rebecca Lynn Caton, 35. Officials said Caton was last seen driving a 2005 Gold Nissan Altima with the NC license plate TJH-9385.

Felony warrants have been issued against Caton for first-degree kidnapping. The individuals were last known to be in Virginia on Sunday, officials said.

If anyone knows the whereabouts or has any information on these individuals, you are asked to contact the Craven County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 633-2357, (252) 636-6620, or your local law enforcement agency.

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