UPDATE: American Fork Police confirmed Thursday around 7:50 p.m. that Shanie Fuell has been found and is safe and on her way home.
Sgt. Josh Christensen said a vigilant media viewer called in a tip, leading police to the missing teen.
“Thanks to all the media outlets who helped push this out,” Christensen stated. “The media coverage is what solved this one.”
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AMERICAN FORK, Utah — Police in American Fork are asking for the public’s help in locating a 17-year-old girl who was last seen leaving American Fork High School on Wednesday afternoon.
According to a statement from American Fork PD, Shanie Marie Fuell functions at an 8-year-old level due to a brain injury.
Shanie was descibed as a Caucasian female with brown hair and blue eyes, 5 feet 5 inches tall and 125 pounds.
Shanie was last seen wearing black leggings, a black cardigan, a white shirt and black boots. Police said Shanie normally wears a cross necklace, charm bracelet and triangle gage earrings.
Call American Fork PD at 801-763-3020 or Utah Valley Dispatch at 801-794-3970 if you have any information that may lead police to Shanie.