UPDATE: Missing Teen Alexis Mitchell Located

UPDATE: CMPD says Alexis Mitchell has been located and is safe.  No other details have been released.

CHARLOTTE, NC – A mother is pleading for answers as the search for her missing daughter continues.

Monday marks one week since 17-year-old Alexis Mitchell disappeared. “She left on Monday. Today’s Sunday… and I haven’t heard or heard anything,” says mother Joyce Mitchell.

She says Alexis didn’t take a cell phone or debit cards when she left their apartment off Quail Hollow Road.

“She didn’t give me any indication about where she was going,” she says.

The Junior at Ardrey Kell High School has an intellectual disability and her mom says she can be easily influenced.

That’s why she’s worried Alexis could be in a vulnerable situation, because she typically wouldn’t leave on her own.

“There’s really nowhere for her to go, that I know about,” she says.

Mitchell is leaning on friends and family for support. She says Alexis helped take care of her and now she feels lost with her gone.

“She was kinda like.. the other part of me,” she explains.

Alexis is about 5’1.. 114 pounds. She was last seen wearing a blue short sleeved shirt, a navy blue flowered jacket, and flowered spandex pants.

Mitchell says she hopes her daughter is safe and will be able to find a way home.

A Silver Alert has been issued. Anyone with information is asked to call CMPD.