Newport authorities searching for missing teen

Joy Elizabeth Barrett

The Newport Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing, possibly runaway female juvenile.

Joy Elizabeth Barrett, is white, age 15, 5’3” tall and weighing app. 130 pounds. She has blonde hair and green eyes.

Barrett was last seen in the early morning hours of Jan. 14 in the Clifton Heights community of Newport.

She may have attempted to travel to Ohio to reunite with family members who she had not seen in several months.

Anyone with information regarding the location of Barrett is asked to contact Detective Josh Holt at the Newport Police Department by calling 423-623-5556 ext. 527.