Two missing teenagers were found safe today in Florida and the mother of 15-year-old Veronica Brissette could not be happier. (See related)
Just this afternoon Carrie Brissette said her daughter and her boyfriend, Josh Coman, 17, “… were found safe in Daytona Beach, Fla. Both are in custody with juvenile detention centers there. Thank God!”
The teens went missing Jan. 2 when they stole Carrie’s vehicle from her home in Brookfield, Wis. Police in both Brookfield and locally in Kosciusko County were trying to locate the teens by cell phone usage, which initially led them to believe the couple was in the Warsaw area where the Brissettes used to live. Those hopes were soon dashed when police realized they had the wrong cell phone number.
On Sunday, Carrie said the kids had less than $200 and were headed “somewhere warm, possibly Phoenix, Ariz., or California.”
Today, Carrie spoke with her daughter by phone. “She sounded okay and that’s all that matters. She is OK, thank God,” explained Carrie. “No ‘why questions and answers just yet.”
Carrie said a lead on the couple related to Orland, Fla., so an attempt to locate was issued on the stolen vehicle they were driving. “They were found sleeping in the car by law enforcement.”
If there are charges, Carrie said it will be for the auto theft. She added that neither of the teens have driver’s licenses. “Ironically, the car is in great condition too,” she added. “How two unlicensed, inexperienced drivers were able to get to Daytona Beach, Fla., safely is beyond me!”
Veronica Brissette will have a court hearing in Florida in the morning.