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Missing teens found safely in Smith County

Photo courtesy of Shelby County Sheriff's Office. Photo courtesy of Shelby County Sheriff's Office.

SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - According to Kelli Parker, step-mother of missing teenager, Kelsie Parker, both Kelsie and her boyfriend, Blake Trahan were found safely around 1:15 a.m. Sunday morning in Smith County.

She says the two were found at Lake Tyler, living out of the blue minivan they took from Trahan's grandmother. Both were scared to go back home.

Deputy White with the Smith County Sheriff's Department located the two juveniles in the missing Dodge van they had been driving.  Deputy White found the van parked at Lake Tyler with the two teens inside.  Both teens were unharmed. The teens have been reunited with their families, and they have returned to school today.

Sheriff Johnson would like to thank all the various Law Enforcement agencies, and citizens, who assisted in the search for the missing juveniles during the past week.  A special thank you goes to Shelby County Deputy Jim Matthews who spent countless hours of his off-duty time assisting in this search.


 

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