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Missing teen found after a week

According to a press release from Johnson County Sheriff’s Department, the subject of a six day search, along with the cooperation of numerous agencies, including local, state and federal, has led to the safe 
return of 16 year old, Ava Zechiel, who was last seen in the Cherokee National Forrest on November 11, 2015.
Freedom Mountain Academy student Ava Zeichiel had been missing for a solid week. The 16-year-old Zeichiel went missing while on a hike with Freedom Mountain Academy in what’s described by Johnson County Sheriff Mike Reece as a “very rugged, rough and heavily wooded” section of wilderness in the Shady Valley area.
Zeichiel is originally from the Washington D.C. area and has been a student at Freedom Mountain Academy for about a month. Ava’s parents, Howard and Erin Zeichiel, are currently in Shady Valley and Ava’s mother had also taken to social media as a means of enlisting help to find Ava. On her Facebook page, Erin Zeichiel posted, “Our 16 year old daughter Ava has been missing since Wednesday, Nov 11th. She was last seen in Shady Valley, TN. She was separated from her group on a hiking expedition in the Cherokee National Forest. She was wearing a green fleece and the pants and boots in the photo. Please share this post so we can find her and bring her back home to Wash, DC.”
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