Home Update: Staunton juvenile reported missing Wednesday found safe
Local, Public Safety

Update: Staunton juvenile reported missing Wednesday found safe

Hayley Nicole Kennedy Update: Wednesday, 10:13 p.m. Hayley Nicole Kennedy has been located and is safe, according to The AWARE Foundation.


A 16-year-old juvenile from Staunton is missing and may be in the Harrisonburg area.

Hayley Nicole Kennedy was last seen leaving her residence at 12:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The family believes she left with a 19-year-old male. He said he dropped Kennedy off at a friend’s house.

Kennedy was last seen wearing a t-shirt and sweatpants. She has a heart tattoo on her left shoulder blade.

She was carrying an Adidas backpack, a pink bag, pillow and blanket.

According to a release from The AWARE Foundation, “her family and friends are concerned for her well-being.”

Hayley Nicole Kennedy

If you have any information on Kennedy’s whereabouts, contact the Staunton Police Department at (540) 332-3843.

Crystal Graham

Crystal Graham

Crystal Abbe Graham is the regional editor of Augusta Free Press. A 1999 graduate of Virginia Tech, she has worked for nearly 25 years as a reporter and editor for several Virginia publications, written a book, and garnered more than a dozen Virginia Press Association awards for writing and graphic design. She was the co-host of "Viewpoints," a weekly TV news show, and co-host of Virginia Tonight, a nightly TV news show. Her work on "Virginia Tonight" earned her a national Telly award for excellence in television.