High school girl leaves note for parents saying be home soon, found dead near creek 3 days later

A South Carolina teen set to graduate from high school was found dead in a wooded area not far from her home.

According to the Herald Online, Jamie Lee Allison Magras, 18, left her home in Rock Hill at about 1 a.m. Saturday morning, and left a note for her family that she would be back by 6 a.m. that morning.

When she didn’t return on Saturday, her family reported her missing. A search for the girl ended late Monday morning with the discovery of her body near north Rock Hill Church. According to the New York Post, police searched that area, near a creek, on a tip.

“It’s not the outcome that anybody wanted from this,” York County Sheriff’s Spokesman Trent Faris said in a statement to media.

Magras’s stepfather Robert Maietta told the Herald Online that it was very unusual for Jamie Lee to leave home in the middle of the night. Her family said she took her driver’s license and some clothing items with her.

According to the Herald Online, Magras’s family had been worried she might have met someone on the internet.

The teen’s family offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to her safe return.

Police have reportedly determined that Magras left voluntarily, on her own, and was not kidnapped. And while there is no evidence at this time of foul play, her death is being investigated.


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