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Update: Augusta County authorities locate runaway teen

Chris Graham
Tristan Cornelius
Photo: Augusta County Sheriff’s Office

Update: Oct. 12, 8:16 a.m. Tristan Mac Cornelius has been safely located, according to a report from the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office.


First report: Sept. 30, 2:43 p.m. The Augusta County Sheriff’s Office is requesting the public’s assistance with locating a runaway juvenile who was last seen Saturday morning at his Staunton home.

Tristan Mac Cornelius, 17, is six feet tall and 170 pounds.

If anyone has any information about this runaway juvenile, please contact the Augusta County Sheriff’s Office at 540- 245-5333 or Crime Stoppers at 800-322-2017.

Chris Graham

Chris Graham

Chris Graham is the founder and editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1994 alum of the University of Virginia, Chris is the author and co-author of seven books, including Poverty of Imagination, a memoir published in 2019, and Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, and The Worst Wrestling Pay-Per-View Ever, published in 2018. For his commentaries on news, sports and politics, go to his YouTube page, or subscribe to his Street Knowledge podcast. Email Chris at [email protected].