Investigators find missing NC teen girl who vanished in 2011

Owens in a photo released by the FBI.

BOILING SPRING LAKES, N.C. (WECT) — Investigators with the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office located a Brunswick County woman who had been missing since 2011 in Ohio on Friday.

According to officials, Rachel Natacha Owens, now 20, was located safely in Columbus, Ohio.

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She was reported missing on May 5, 2011 after being seen getting off her school bus at South Brunswick High School in Boiling Spring Lakes.

There was no foul play in Rachel’s disappearance and no charges are being pursued at this time. Investigative efforts found that Rachel left and remained away on her own free will.

She went to great lengths to intentionally conceal her whereabouts, even assuming a false identity and date of birth.

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