Two Kids Reported Missing In Venice Found Safe
LOS ANGELES (CNS) - The 14-year-old boy and 12-year-old girl who who went missing area over the weekend walked into the girl's home tonight, apparently safe and sound, a police sergeant said.
Timothy Jacob Reed and Ashley Montes walked to Montes' home at about 9 p.m., said Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Patricia Suarez.
"Both are in custody, which only means we have our hands on them," Suarez said. "Juvenile detectives will interview them to find out where they were and if they were the victims of crimes."
The boy and girl are friends who had last been seen together around 4 p.m. Saturday near Mark Twain Middle School, said Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department.
They apparently said they were planning to take a bus to Venice Beach, Lopez said.
Timothy Jacob Reed and Ashley Montes were last seen together around 4 p.m. Saturday near Mark Twain Middle School, said Officer Mike Lopez of the Los Angeles Police Department. Montes and Reed are friends, and they apparently said they were planning to take a bus to Venice Beach, Lopez said.
It's unclear if the pair ever actually boarded the Metro line 33 bus, but they haven't been seen since. Police said the kids both have cell phones, but they may be turned off since neither child is answering.
Both of their families have been working with police in the investigation.
Montes is Latina with black hair and brown eyes. She is 4 feet 8 inches tall and weighs 80 pounds.
Reed is Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds.
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Reed's stepfather Ryan Clark said the two were dating and supposedly told a friend they were going to spend the night at another friend's house.
"It was the normal routine on the weekends for him to come here and hang out, but he would always call and if he was going to be late he would let us know," Clark said. "We just want him to come home. You're not in trouble, just come home, Tim."
He said they haven't heard from the kids in three days.
Police said Monday they did not believe foul play was involved.
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