Search for missing Decatur teens continues

Angela Tozzi of Decatur sent NewsChannel 15 these pictures of the teens.
Courtesy Facebook
Ashley Carr Photo Courtesy Facebook

DECATUR, Ind. (WANE) – On Saturday, The Adams County Sheriff Department posted a plea on its Facebook page asking for help finding three missing juveniles.

They were last seen around 5 a.m. in Decatur on Saturday. The missing juveniles are: Addie R. Elzey, 14, Justin W. Carr, 15, and Ashley L. Carr, 14. They are believed to be with Jeremiah C. King, 18. NewsChannel 15 has been told that Ashley now has purple hair, not brown as pictured in one of the photos released of her.

On Monday, Addie’s father and stepmother, Matthew and Tricia Elzey, said the group of teens all left their cell phones and other electronic devices at home before taking off in a stolen car. Matthew said a friend of Addie’s spent the night on Friday and on Saturday morning, she told Matthew that Addie had climbed out of the bedroom window and never came back.

“I had suspicions about where she was at,” he said. “I instantly ran over the apartment complex where she had some friends.”

Matthew went to the Waterbury Apartments in Decatur. According to him, that’s where the Carr teenagers live.

“I want to hold my daughter. I want to know she’s ok,” said Tricia, Addie’s stepmother.

Matthew and Tricia said since word started to get out on social media, many tips have come in from the public. Matthew said he’s received phone calls from South Carolina, Illinois, Ohio and other states. They said they were also speaking with other parents in the community in their efforts to find their daughter and the other missing teens.

When contacted for more information about the teens on Monday, The Adam’s County Sheriff’s Department referred inquiries to the Decatur Police Department. The Decatur Police Department did not comment on the case.

Anyone with any information about where they might be can call the Decatur Police Department at (260) 724-8646.

Matthew and Tricia have set up a Facebook page in efforts to find their daughter. Click here to see it.


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