Charleston Police locate missing Dunbar girl

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UPDATE (12:30 p.m. 9/11/19): The Charleston Police Department located Kristen Ellard and have returned her to her family


The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help finding missing Dunbar 17-year-old, Kristen Ellard. Deputies say Ellard ran away from her home overnight on Victoria Road near Dunbar, West Virginia, on September 10 into September 11, 2019 .

According to deputies, Ellard is 5’3″ tall, and weighs approximately 100 pounds. They say she has a red heart tattoo on her left wrist which bears the name, “Chris.”

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to call 304-357-0169, submit a tip anonymously through their website, or email them at

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