Two Missing North Georgia Teens Found

A missing 17-year-old girl has been found safe.

Julia Mann was reported missing in February and had been last seen at her grandparent's house in the area of the Rowan Oak Subdivision off Rocky Branch Road in Oconee County.

A reward for information on Mann's disappearance had reached as high as $20,000.

Oconee County Sheriff Scott Berry said that Mann was found out-of-state but declined to identify the state where she was located.

A statement on the Sheriff's Facebook page reads, "Julia Mann has been located. She appears to be safe and local authorities have been notified. We will not release any further at this time. Please respect her privacy and be respectful to a teenage girl and her family. Thank you for your concern and your assistance in finding Julia."


The Stephens County Sheriff's office had been searching for 15-year-old Graci Parks since her disappearance in May.

Sheriff Randy Shirley announced late last week that Parks had been found in Belleville, Illinois.

Shirley said Parks was currently in the custody of the Bellville Police Department and would be interviewed by local authorities upon her return to Georgia.

Authorities say there is evidence that an acquaintance picked up the teenager.

Shirley went on to say that investigators are searching through electronic equipment to find more information on the acquaintance. Evidence from Parks' residence in Toccoa is also being analyzed by the GBI Crime Lab.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children assisted Stephens County in the search efforts.