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Missing Mechanicsville teen found safe; 18-year-old charged

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Posted at 12:24 PM, Jan 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-01 19:23:05-05
Jasmine Nicole Keefer, age 15, ran away from home Sunday night between the hours of 9:30 pm and 11:00 pm.

Jasmine Nicole Keefer, age 15, ran away from home Sunday night between the hours of 9:30 pm and 11:00 pm.

HANOVER COUNTY, Va. — Authorities said a 15-year-old Mechanicsville girl missing since Sunday was found safe in Henrico County on New Year’s Day.

Jasmine Nicole Keefer left her home Sunday night, the Hanover Sheriff’s Office confirmed. The Lee-Davis High School student was last seen at 9:30 p.m. on Dec. 27.

Her family has filed a runaway report and the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office said Thursday she was possibly endangered due to her age and a medical condition.

Major Mike Trice with the Hanover Sheriff’s Office said Keefer was located Friday morning in Henrico County.

Holden Walters (SOURCE: Henrico County Police)

Officials said 18-year-old Holden Walters, of the 1600 block of Sprenkle Court in Henrico, was charged with Obstruction of Justice and Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor in connection to her disappearance.

“We would like to thank our media and law enforcement partners, particularly the Henrico Police and Virginia State Police for their assistance,” Trice said.

Karen Keegan, Jasmine’s mother, posted on Facebook that her daughter had been located.

“I just want to thank everyone who tried to help get our daughter home,” Keegan posted on Facebook. “She has been found and she is safe but we do not have a lot of the details and we have not seen her yet but she is she is safe and that is all that matters Jasmine Nicole Keefer has been found!”

Thanks to all who helped spread the word on social media.