Authorities in Virginia say a search team located the body of a 17-year-old cheerleader who went missing from her North Dinwiddie home earlier this week.
According to the New York Post, Ke’Asia Adkins was last seen Monday morning in the small town about 40 miles south of Richmond.
She reportedly left home at about 9 a.m. that day and was expected to arrive at practice for her Dinwiddie High School varsity cheer squad a short time later but disappeared without a trace.
Sister Kendra Green told local reporters that the teen’s cellphone did not have service when family and friends attempted to reach her.
“Sometime Monday morning her phone went dead,” Kendra Green said in an interview with WTVR. “Since, no response and straight to voice mail.”
The girl’s body was reportedly found behind her home. As of the latest reports available, no cause of death had been announced.
Prior to the discovery, her sister maintained that Adkins would not intentionally vanish and never went long without checking in with loved ones.
“This is not in her character at all to disappear,” she said. “If she’s even going to be 10 minutes late she calls and texts my mom to let her know what’s the situation.”
Investigators say the case remains open. The Dinwiddie Sheriff’s Office is asking anyone with information about Adkins’ disappearance or death to contact detectives by calling 804-469-4550.
[Featured image: Ke’Asia Adkins, Facebook]