Silver Alert continues for ‘endangered’ NC teen girl now missing nearly 2 weeks

SOUTHPORT, N.C. (WNCN) – An alert is still in effect for a North Carolina teen who has been missing for nearly two weeks, official say.


The Southport Police Department was originally asking for the public’s assistance in locating Gabrielle Ryman.

However, a week after she vanished, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety issued a Silver Alert for her saying that she was “endangered.”

Gabrielle, 15, was last seen at her residence at 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 415 West West Street in Southport.

The clothing Gabrielle was wearing is unknown, but she did take a toothbrush and makeup kit.

Gabrielle is described by authorities as a white female, with long brown hair and brown eyes. She is 5-feet, 7-inches tall and weighs 120 pounds, officials say.

Gabrielle had a GPS monitor, but turned it off and may be in the Long Beach Road area of Southport, Sgt. Kevin Long with the Southport Police Department told WECT-TV.

If officials find someone is harboring Ryman, they could face charges such as resisting, obstructing, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to WECT.

Ryman is believed to be suffering from dementia or some other form of cognitive impairment.

Anyone with any information regarding her whereabouts is asked to contact the Southport Police Department at (910)-457-7911.

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