There was no indication the 16-year-old had left the state.
The 16-year-old teenager who was reported missing on Monday has returned home, Cherokee County Sheriff's Office authorities confirmed. Sheriff's Office Spokesman Lt. Jay Baker said Benjamin Zimmerman returned home on his own around noon today. Zimmerman was reported missing and officials thought the teen may have been trying to leave the state. Baker added there was "no indication he went to California." Before returning home, Benjamin was last seen around 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 1. Official stated the teen didn't have a cell phone and noted it was Saturday when he last spoke to his father.
The 16-year-old may be heading to California.
Cherokee County sheriff's deputies are looking for a 16-year-old boy who may be trying to leave the state. The agency's Criminal Investigation Division is looking for Benjamin Zimmerman, who is described as being 5'6, weighing 130 pounds and has hazel eyes and brown hair. Benjamin was last seen around 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 1. Deputies don't know what the teenager was wearing as his father did not see him leave the house. Benjamin does not have a cell phone and has not been in contact with his father since Saturday. "At this time Ben is not in any danger, but may be attempting to flee the state and head for California," the division said in a statement. "It is believed he may still be in the Hickory Flat and River Ridge High School area." For…