Two critical missing children found

TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Posted By Grant Dade - bio | email

Released by the Tyler Police Department:

UPDATE: Smith County Sheriff's office located the two juveniles Monday morning at a local drive-in theater around 6:30.

TYLER, TX – On May 10, 2010 at approximately 1:30 a.m. the Tyler Police Department received a telephone call regarding two missing juveniles from the Willowbend Center (boys group home), located at 2902 E. Front St. Shortly after arriving on scene officers learned that the juveniles were last seen on the Willowbend property between 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. on May 9, 2010. The juveniles were identified to officers as:

Jacob Daniel Medaris:
5'3", 115 lbs
Brown hair and eyes


Phillip Lee Smith:
5'4", 154 lbs
Brown hair and blue eyes

Jacob Medaris was last seen wearing a red shirt with blue jeans and Phillip Smith was last seen wearing a red and orange shirt with blue jeans. Both juveniles attend the Azelway Boys School and according to caretakers have below average IQ. Tyler Police investigators were called to the scene and an attempt to locating the missing juveniles is continuing. Anyone with information regarding the missing juveniles is urged to contacted the Tyler Police Department at 903-531-1000.