UPDATE: Silver Alert issued for missing high school student


BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The NC Center for Missing Persons has issued a Silver Alert for a missing Brunswick County high school student.

Earlier today the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office said it was looking for Hallana Hankins, 19, who suffers from a cognitive disorder.

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The Sheriff’s Office said Hankins was last seen near the Boiling Spring Lakes area earlier this morning headed to a bus station in Wilmington. Deputies say she could be traveling to Texas. According to the Silver Alert, she was last seen at 280 Cougar Drive, which is the address for South Brunswick High School. A school district spokeswoman confirms Hankins is a student at the school.

Investigators Hankins was last seen wearing brown/multi-colored leggings, brown lace-up boots, short black jacket, brown scarf and carrying a black book bag. She’s about 5’1″ and 180 pounds.

Anyone with information should contact the Det. Marc Derr of the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office at 910-253-2777 or call 911.