17-year-old missing teen last seen in Shelby County

Ruth VanValkenburg, 17(Shelby Co Sheriff)

CHELSEA, Ala. (WIAT) — The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office has requested the public’s assistance in locating a missing teen.

Ruth VanValkenburg, 17, was last seen Friday around noon in Chelsea.

She has brown eyes and blue hair. She is 5 feet, 5 inches tall, weighing about 200 pounds.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office at (205) 669-4181 or call Investigator Mark Hughes at (205) 670-6274.

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