Nelson County girl found safe after search

Published: Jun. 5, 2020 at 6:30 AM EDT
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According to the Nelson County Sheriff's Office, Azalia has been safely located in a wooded area.


Virginia State Police have issued an endangered child alert on behalf of Nelson County Sheriff’s Office.

Azalia Berrian, 14, was reportedly last seen on June 4 around 8 p.m. on Russell Way in Afton.

Update: Missing Endangered Juvenile 6/5/2020 4:43 p.m. Azalia Berrian Possibly wearing a black shirt, orange shorts,...

Posted by Nelson County Sheriff's Office - Sheriff David W. Hill on Friday, June 5, 2020

The Sheriff's Office said there is no evidence this case is anything other than a minor being separated from her family.

She is described as 5-foot-5-inches tall and 178 pounds. She has brown eyes and black hair. investigators say the 14-year-old is possibly wearing a black shirt with orange shorts and pink tennis shoes.

Azalia has Autistic Spectrum Disorder, a seizure disorder, with hearing loss in the right ear.

She is considered to be in danger as her disappearance poses a credible threat to her health and safety, according to police.

Saying "I don't understand," or, "show me" will help if you come across Azalia and her speech is unclear. She responds to greetings and farewells, comments on her environment, asks simple questions, and answers simple questions when motivation is strong.

She responds when called "Pinkie Pie" and "Zi" and response to enticing expressions such as: “Kiki is here, Mommy play! Let’s play Mario Kart, Tina is here to play, My Little Pony (sing), Watch TV, Let’s eat cake!”

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Posted by Nelson County Sheriff's Office - Sheriff David W. Hill on Saturday, June 6, 2020

If you have any information, you're asked to contact the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office at 434-263-7050.

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