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Jeonnam police searching for missing teen girl

Police on Monday said they are growing increasingly concerned for the welfare of a teenage girl who went missing Saturday afternoon, as no one has reported seeing her alive for the past three days.

According to Jeonnam Provincial Police Agency on Monday, the teen failed to return home after leaving for work around 2 p.m. Saturday in Gangjin, South Jeolla Province. 


In her last conversation, the missing girl reportedly told her friends via social media that the part-time job was offered by her dad’s friend.

After receiving a missing person report, police said they started looking for the man, 51, who was known to be good friends with the family. A search party team found the man dead at a railroad construction site Sunday, according to authorities.

The missing girl has not been found yet. Police said they have sent out more search teams to look near the area where they found the dead body.

By Catherine Chung (