Search for Lumberton teen continues

Search for Lumberton teen continues

The search is still ongoing for a teen who went missing sometime overnight on Jan. 6 from his grandparents' home in Lumberton.

Police are searching for 14-year-old John Rao. Authorities initially believed Rao was traveling toward Arizona where he is said to have family; however, Rao's family in Arizona said they have not seen or heard from him.

Rao reportedly only took a poster with him when he disappeared, leaving his clothes and cell phone behind in his bedroom.

Anyone with information regarding Rao's whereabouts should call the Lumberton Police Department at (409) 755-3400 or email Sgt. Kenneth Powell at kpowell [at] lumbertonpd [dot] com.