Sara Pannell


The Jackson County Department of Social Services is searching for Sara Pannell, 17, last seen Oct. 3 in Burke County. DSS suspects she is in the Asheville area with people she does not know very well.

A missing persons poster says she may be with an adult female and in danger. Pannell and three other teens ran away Feb. 9, 2020, from the Black Mountain Home for Children in Swannanoa and were found in a camper off Parris Branch Road.

If you have any information about her whereabouts, call the local DSS (586-5546 or 800-843-5678) or Burke County Sheriff’s Office (438-5500).