Two 14-year-old North Webster runaways were located in Wisconsin Monday after a traveling to six states in seven days.
The boys were last seen Sept. 17 at their respective homes outside of North Webster. They were reported as runaways the following day and family members on Saturday were able to obtain information that allowed Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department detectives to track the boys using “pings” by a cell phone they had retrieved.
Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, in Wisconsin, located the two runaways early Monday morning. The boys names are currently being withheld.
The phone was tracked to an area west of Nashville, Tenn., but its movements and exact locations were sporadic. Investigators eventually locked onto to a constant-tracking signal early Monday morning which placed the phone in the town of Alma Center, Wisc., at a gas station.
Deputies discovered that the two 14-year-olds had previously taken a family 2006 Buick Terraza van from North Webster and discarded it in Missouri. They apparently then travelled into Tennessee, Kentucky, Illinois and finally into Wisconsin with another vehicle that has yet to be located.