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Update: Missing Portage Co. teen found in Racine CountySubmitted: 07/17/2017
Update: Missing Portage Co. teen found in Racine County
Story By Newswatch 12 News Team

PORTAGE COUNTY - Update: A 16-year-old Portage County girl last seen with a sex offender ended up nearly 200 miles from home.

According to the Portage County Sheriff's Office, Rayna Griffin was found in Racine County Wednesday.

Griffin was last seen Saturday afternoon leaving a house in the Town of Hull.

The man she left with was a registered sex offender. He was taken into custody by police, but was not with Griffin.

Police then believed Griffin was with 34-year-old Elliott Adams, but as of Monday, Adams was in jail.

Police have placed Griffin with social services.




Police don't know where a 16-year-old Portage County girl is, but they think they know who she is with.

According to the Portage County Sheriff's Office, Rayna Griffin was last seen Saturday afternoon leaving a house in the Town of Hull.

The man she left with was a registered sex offender. That man was was taken into custody by police in Wisconsin Rapids, but Griffin wasn't with him.

They now believe Griffin is with 34-year-old Elliott Adams.

Police consider Adams a "person of interest" in Griffin's disappearance. The Department of Corrections has issued a warrant for his arrest.

They think the two of them could still be in central Wisconsin. Anyone with information on Griffin or Adams is asked to contact the Portage County Sheriff's Office.



Police need help finding a 16-year-old Portage County girl.

According to the Portage County Sheriff's Office, Rayna N. Griffin was last seen leaving a house in the Town of Hull with a registered sex offender Saturday afternoon.

The man she was with was taken into custody by police in Wisconsin Rapids, but Griffin was not with him.

Police describe Griffin as a black female, five feet tall, and weighs 135 pounds. She had two braids in her hair and was last seen wearing black pants, a grey t-shirt, and a gold chain.

If you have any information on Griffin, contact the Portage County Sheriff's Office at 715-346-1400


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