Mississippi authorities detain 3 people after finding missing teen

Published 5:39 am Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Mississippi authorities say three people have been detained after a missing 15-year-old was found safe in a hotel Monday night.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office issued a Missing Child Alert Monday evening after the teen went missing since midnight Sunday.

The 15-year-old, who was identified as Kevonte Nelson, was from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, but was visiting relatives in Natchez.

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Adams County Sheriff Travis Patten said the teen was located at the Red Carpet Inn on Devereux Drive late Monday night.

“This was a great team effort from the family to the Natchez Police Department to the Adams County Sheriff’s Department and the media for getting the word out,” Patten said.