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UPDATE: Missing girls from Nitro found safe


UPDATE (7:50 P.M., Dec. 14, 2021) – The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office says both Hailey Pritchard and Kaylee Steele have been found safe.

UPDATE – 7:01 am.m 12/14/2021 — A second girl has been reported missing in Nitro, as the Kanawha County Sheriff’s department continues to ask for the public’s help.

According to the Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office, Hailey Pritchard,16, of Cross Lanes was reported missing Monday night. She has not been seen by her parents since Friday.

Pritchard is a student of Nitro High School and is last known to be with another missing juvenile, Kaylee Steele.

Ms. Pritchard is 5’6″ tall, weighs approximately 150 pounds, has blue eyes, and sandy blonde hair.  

The Sheriff’s Office says there have been several reported sightings of the two missing girls. However, they are considered missing until they are safely located by their immediate families or law enforcement officers.

(WOWK) – A young girl has turned up missing in Nitro. The Kanawha County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in finding her.

Kaylee Steele was last seen December 10, 2021 at Nitro High School leaving with a friend possibly named Haley. At 3:30 p.m. Kayla texted her parents that she would be home at 8:30. She did not return home over the weekend and was reported missing overnight.

Ms. Steele is 5’6″ tall, weighs approximately 160 pounds, has brown eyes, and dark brown or black hair.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts since Friday at school is urged to call 304-357-0169, message us on social media, email us at, or anonymously message us through our website at

Kaylee Steele
Kaylee Steele

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