Missing 12-year-old SC girl found safe after FBI joins search, sketch of person of interest released

Madison Reynolds, 12, went missing Monday night from Fountain Inn, South Carolina, home

A 12-year-old South Carolina girl who went missing Monday has been found safe after the FBI joined the search and deputies released an image of a person of interest, investigators said Wednesday.

Madison Reynolds was located safe in Greenville County, the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office told Fox News Wednesday afternoon, without providing further details. The sheriff’s office did not answer whether the person of interest was still being sought or provide any information on how he may be connected to the case.

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Reynolds is believed to have run away from a home on Abercrombie Road in Fountain Inn, a city located about 20 miles southeast of Greenville, around 3:30 a.m. Monday, according to the sheriff’s office.

The FBI began assisting in the search for Reynolds on Tuesday, the sheriff’s office confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday morning. No details on the investigation or search were immediately provided.

Madison Reynolds, 12, was found safe Wednesday, days after going missing, investigators said. The sheriff's office on Tuesday released a sketch of a person of interest who may be connected to Reynolds' disappearance.

Madison Reynolds, 12, was found safe Wednesday, days after going missing, investigators said. The sheriff's office on Tuesday released a sketch of a person of interest who may be connected to Reynolds' disappearance. (Laurens County Sheriff’s Office)

"The Laurens County Sheriff’s Office is still seeking information regarding the whereabouts of 12-year-old Madison Reynolds," the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook during the search for Reynolds. "We would like to stress the importance of this to her peers, friends, and their parents."

The sheriff’s office on Tuesday also released a sketch of a person of interest in the hope that the public will help identify him. The sketch shows a male with shoulder-length hair who is wearing glasses and a hat that has the word "Syracuse" written across the front. 

No further details were given about how investigators determined the individual was a person of interest.

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Christin Howard, who WYFF-TV reported is the sister of Reynolds, wrote on social media that the 12-year-old suffers memory loss from a concussion she sustained a month ago and is still recovering from.

Howard said Reynolds might have been with an unknown male and may have been wearing a gray hoodie when she left the home.