Missing Decatur teens found safe in Georgia

Angela Tozzi of Decatur sent NewsChannel 15 these pictures of the teens.

COOK COUNTY, Ga. (WANE) – Four teenagers reported missing from Decatur Saturday have been located by authorities in Cook County, Georgia.

Decatur and Cook County police confirmed all four were found safe late Monday night.

Two of the teens were located around 9 p.m. and the other two were found around midnight.

Cook County police said they received a call of a suspicious group of people at a rest area along I-75. When deputies arrived they found one of the teenagers in possession of a controlled substance. It’s unclear if the teenagers were in possession of a stolen vehicle.

Additional information from the Cook County Sheriff’s Department is expected later Tuesday morning.

The parents of 14-year-old Addie Elzey and Ashley Carr, 15-year-old Justin Carr, and 18-year-old Jeremiah King have all been notified of the children’s whereabouts.

Elzey’s father and stepmother told NewsChannel 15 Monday their daughter had a friend spend the night Friday. Saturday morning the friend told Elzey’s parents she climbed out a window and never returned.

Matthew and Tricia Elzey said all four teens left their electronic devices at home before taking off in a stolen vehicle.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Department posted on its Facebook page Saturday that the teens were missing and last seen around 5 a.m.

It’s unclear if any of the teenagers will face charges in Georgia.

It’s unclear how the teenagers will get back to Indiana.


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