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A woman who was reported missing by her family Saturday was located this morning, according to the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office.

Chief Deputy Scott Hall said Tammi Sutton, 46, the founder of KIPP Eastern North Carolina Schools, was found around 8 a.m. at a motel in North Carolina. 

Asked where in North Carolina she was located, Hall said Sutton “has requested her whereabouts not be revealed but that she is safe and well. It is undetermined if she will return to this area or not out of personal choice.”

Hall said it was undetermined why Sutton left the area. He did say she left on her on accord but declined to elaborate.

The location of Sutton by authorities closes the missing person case, Hall said. 

He said the case has continually been investigated since receiving the report and that Lieutenant Josh Langley and Sergeant Dustin Newsome this morning received information that led to her discovery at the motel.

In a statement Hall said, “The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank the community and the public for their assistance and concerns in locating Ms. Sutton.”

The sheriff’s office reported Monday that around 7:30 p.m. Saturday Sutton’s family members reported her missing. She had last been seen Saturday around 2 p.m. in the Roanoke Rapids area.

According to her biography, Sutton currently serves as KIPP ENC’s director of leadership development.

In 2001, she co-founded KIPP Gaston College Preparatory where she served as the co-principal and taught English, history, and pre-algebra.