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Missing Goliad County Girl Located

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October 23, 2017 Update from the Goliad County Sheriff's Office: 

The missing person alert for Tabetha Lynn Sylvester has been withdrawn after she was found safe and well over the weekend.

The 17-year-old Goliad county girl was interviewed by Goliad County Investigator Sgt. Donna Starry on Saturday and it was determined that she left her grandparents’ home voluntarily. Since that time, she has been staying with friends.

Out of respect for the privacy of Sylvester and her family, no further details are being released to the public.

No foul play was involved in Ms. Sylvester’s disappearance, and no criminal investigation is being conducted into this matter.

Sylvester was first reported missing on Monday, Oct. 9 and has been the subject of a statewide missing person alert since that time.

Previous Report 

Goliad County Sheriff’s Deputies have issued a statewide bulletin for a missing 17-year-old girl.

Tabetha Lynn Sylvester, who also goes by Tabetha Lynn Sylvester-Diebel, 17, was reported missing from her grandparents’ home on Diebel Road on Monday.

She was last seen around 9:30pm Sunday evening (Oct. 8) at the residence by her grandfather as he was going to bed. She was found to be missing from the home on Monday morning shortly after 7:00am.

Sylvester reportedly has friends in the Yorktown area. No vehicles were missing from the residence, so it is presumed that someone may have picked her up.

The missing girl is 5’6” tall, weighs approximately 100 pounds and was last seen wearing black shorts with a black T-shirt.

There are no signs of foul play.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Tabetha Lynn Sylvester is asked to contact the Goliad County Sheriff’s Office or their nearest law enforcement agency.

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