Missing Coosa Valley student found safe in Mississippi

By MOLLY DAVIDSON / Staff Writer

HARPERSVILLE—A Coosa Valley Academy student has been found alive and safe in Biloxi, Miss., after missing from her home in Sylacauga for two weeks.

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Kelsey Danielle Hill, 16, was reported missing to the Harpersville Police Department by her school, Coosa Valley Academy, on Friday, Aug. 14, Harpersville Police Chief Jimmy Macon said.

Police believe Hill ran away from her Sylacauga home with her boyfriend, and remained in Alabama before traveling to Biloxi, Miss., this morning.

Macon said Hill’s mother resides in Biloxi, Miss.

“We do believe she’s been in Alabama this whole time,” Macon said. “She was still in Alabama as of yesterday.”

Macon said Hill likely left Alabama due to the amount of media attention the missing person case received.

“She left because of all the things on T.V.,” Macon said, adding the Harpersville Police Department had notified law enforcement agencies across the country of Hill’s disappearance. “It was all across the country.”

Macon said police were able to contact Hill’s boyfriend on his cellphone through text messages, and instructed him to report to law enforcement with Hill. Macon said Hill’s boyfriend “cooperated with police.”

“We recovered her this morning… she’s in Biloxi at the police department right now,” Macon said. “We’re waiting on a phone call back from them.”

Macon said Hill will be transported from Biloxi, Miss., and returned safely to her father and grandfather in Sylacauga.