Found: Missing St. George teen found in Delaware

Sally Lawlor found Saturday morning, St. George, Utah, Jan. 11, 2014. | Photo courtesy of Melodie Lawlor

ST. GEORGE – Sally Lawlor, 17, of St. George, who went missing Wednesday and was thought to be headed to New York was found by police Saturday morning at 8 a.m. in New Castle County, Del.

“She is safe,” said Melodie Lawlor, Sally’s mother. “She is unharmed and in protective custody.”

Sally Lawlor was found over 2,000 miles away from her home at a male’s home in Delaware. She has been missing for over 72 hours. Sally Lawlor’s family will be traveling to Delaware to bring her home.

“We need to go out and get her,” Melodie Lawlor said. “Not quite sure how that is going to happen with costs, tickets, flights.”

The police are holding Sally Lawlor for safety and will be finding a spot in a shelter for her until her parents arrive. Sally Lawlor’s family is in good spirits.

“I’m feeling really good,” Melodie Lawlor said. “I’ve been calm through this whole thing.”

This is a developing story.

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  • Betty January 12, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    According to an article in The Spectrum, the mother was quoted saying how “perfect” her daughter is and her leaving home is due to depression. Wow, sounds like mom needs a reality check. Again, this young lady wants what she wants no matter the cost. That’s how spoiled children behave. Not saying her parents are bad, but this young lady will be 18 soon and mom & dad will have no say so. Parents, don’t be fooled. Even “perfect” children make really bad choices. They need to be held accountable and not rescued.

  • Raleigh January 13, 2014 at 11:31 am

    Betty, how do you consider yourself to be an expert on this situation? Are you a counselor with credentials? Do you have any background on this situation besides reading a few articles online? If not then that’s a very ignorant thing to say. I do agree with you on one point though. People should be held accountable for their actions. However, it’s sometimes a good idea to find out why people are acting out in the first place instead of throwing out assumptions. You should think about that…

  • lds jackmormon January 13, 2014 at 2:24 pm

    I can vouch for Betty’s expertise.

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