Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office looking for missing teen

Amy Jo Helms – Picture courtesy of the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office


Lincolnton, NC – The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teen.

Amy Jo Helms, 17, was last seen leaving her residence on Noles Circle sometime after 1:00 a.m. on January 22, 2018. The direction or means of travel are unknown. She may be in the company of Daryl Bennett who lives in the Mt. Airy, NC area.

Helms is described as a white female with brown hair and blue eyes. She is 5 feet – 6 inches tall and weighs 280 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue jeans, and cowboy boots. She was also carrying a backpack and tote bag.

Anyone with information about the missing girl’s whereabouts is asked the contact the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050 or the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202.

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