Missing teenager may be in N.C.

GREENVILLE, Tenn. — Greene County authorities say a Missouri man and a teenage girl he’s suspected of kidnapping who were seen in the area earlier this week may now be in North Carolina.

Police say Kenneth Whitehead and 13-year-old Harley Hopper were spotted Wednesday in the Lower Paint Creek Area of the Cherokee National Forest.

A K-9 found evidence of a campsite in the woods and a search of that area led investigators to determine the two may be in Hot Springs, North Carolina

Whitehead is 5’6”, around 185 lbs. with brown hair and green eyes.

Harley is 5’3”, approximately 220 lbs. with black hair, blue eyes and a fair complexion.