Woodford County

Missing 16-year-old found in Woodford

A 16-year-old Versailles girl who had been missing since Thursday was found hitch hiking by an off-duty Lexington police officer Saturday evening and reunited with her family.

Paige Susara was found walking along Lawrenceburg Road in Woodford County, according to Versailles Police spokesman Pat Melton.

Earlier in the day, she was spotted by police in Versailles but escaped into a wooded area off Thomas Lane, Melton said.

Susara was first reported missing Thursday morning, but an uncle in Frankfort told the girl's parents she arrived at his house about 10:30 p.m. Thursday night. However, Susara fled into a wooded area before her parents arrived. Frankfort police searched the area but were unable to locate Susara.

Versailles police spotted Susara about 2:15 p.m. Saturday near railroad tracks off Thomas Lane, but police lost her after she fled into a thick, wooded area, Melton said. Police dogs were unable to track her scent, he said.