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Search underway for missing Cullman County teen

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Billy Ray Wren (Photo: Cullman County Sheriff's Office) Billy Ray Wren (Photo: Cullman County Sheriff's Office)
Billy Ray Wren (Photo: Cullman County Sheriff's Office) Billy Ray Wren (Photo: Cullman County Sheriff's Office)
CULLMAN COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -

The Cullman County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing teen.

Billy Wren, 18, was last seen around 1 a.m. on Sunday, April 20 while walking in the woods away from Lick Creek, also known as Waddy Bottoms, in a tributary of Smith Lake in the Cold Springs area.

Wren's family waited 24 hours before reporting him missing early Monday morning.

Search crews found Wren's fishing pole and shirt near the water. Dive teams did not find anything in the water and feel confident he isn't in the creek.

He's described as 6'1", 153 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.

Wren has run away from home previously, but the sheriff's office is not treating the case as a runaway case.

Wren's cousin Bridget Reid said Wren may be a teenager who likes going off in the woods, but he would not go so long without speaking to his family.

"This is unusual for Billy to wander off. He doesn't leave his fishing equipment nowhere. If he was going to wander off he would have took it with him. He keeps in contact with everybody. He is always around us. You know, we're just really worried," Reid said.

She added that Wren's hat was also found in the water. The family searched on their own today in an area off of County Road 68.

Anyone with information about Wren's whereabouts is asked to call the Cullman County Sheriff's Office at 256-734-0342.

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