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Missing teen Katelin Aken’s luggage found in ditch near Fredericksburg

Posted at 6:18 PM, Dec 07, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-07 19:19:49-05

SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. – “My cousin Katelin Akens was supposed to board a flight and never checked in,” said Tiffany Mullins, when she reached out to a CBS 6 reporter.

Aken was supposed to fly out days ago, on Saturday, Dec. 5

But on Monday, her luggage was found in a ditch on River Road, in Spotsylvania, near the Fredericksburg city limit.

Shortly after Mullins reached out to the media, the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that the luggage was recovered.

Akens was taken to the Franconia-Springfield Metro station and dropped her off by her family. She had planned to take the Metro to Regan National Airport to catch a flight.

Katelin Akens

Katelin Akens

According to family members, she never arrived at her destination.

“The circumstances surrounding this case are suspicious enough to warrant our full investigative efforts, in attempting to locate Miss Akens,” said Sheriff Roger L. Harris.

Akens is a white female, 5'4" and 122 lbs. with blond hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Katelin Akens is encouraged to call the Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office or Crime Solvers.  The information can be left anonymously.

Remember your phone call or Text-A-Tip can make a difference.

Contact info is 1-800-928-5822 or 1-540-582-5822, or you can Text SEE911 to CRIMES (274637).