Gaston Co. police seek help locating missing teen

- The Gaston County Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing teenager. 

Officers said on Friday morning, May 6, they responded to a missing person call at 148 Hunter’s Pointe Drive in Dallas, NC.

Investigators determined that Ryan Thomas Burgess, 17, left his group home residence sometime overnight. 

Ryan Burgess is described as a white male, 5’10” tall and weighing approximately 140 pounds, with blue eyes and sandy blonde hair. 

He has no known family in the area. 

Burgess has been entered into the NCIC database in the event he is located outside of our immediate area. 

Burgess may appear confused or disoriented due to vision issues since he does not have his required eyeglasses with him. The vicinity around the group home was searched by officers on foot as well as by Gaston County Police K9 teams.   

The investigation is ongoing and anyone who has information or locates Burgess is asked to call the Gaston County Police at (704) 866-3320 or Crimestoppers at (704) 861-8000.

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