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Hunt for teenage couple missing nearly two weeks

  • Breezy Otteson and Riley Powell, both 17, have been missing since December 30
  • The pair were driving from Tooele to Eureka, Utah – about 55 miles
  • Their car was found on Thursday with flat tires but there was no sign of the teens
  • Cops say there are no signs of foul play and are mystified by their disappearance

Fears are growing for the lives of two Utah teenagers who disappeared nearly two weeks ago but whose car has since been found abandoned.

Brelynne ‘Breezy’ Otteson and Riley Powell, both 17, left Tooele near Salt Lake City on December 30. 

The couple, who had been dating for about four months, were driving 55 miles from Tooele to Eureka, Utah which should have taken just under an hour, but they never arrived at their destination. 

Riley Powell

Breezy Otteson, left, and Riley Powell, both 17, have been missing since December 30

The road the couple were travelling along is remote and the pair were not carrying working cellphones

The road the couple were travelling along is remote and the pair were not carrying working cellphones

Family members didn’t report the pair were missing for three days until January 2. 

A helicopter found the Jeep the couple were travelling in on Thursday but the teenagers were nowhere to be found.

The search-and-rescue crew found the SUV, partially hidden in trees, about a mile south of Cherry Creek Reservoir in a remote part of the state

The SUV had two flat tires. All of the windows had been rolled down but there were no signs of foul play.

Their car was found on Thursday with flat tires but no sign of the teens

The couple had been dating for a month

Their car was found on Thursday with flat tires but no sign of the teens

Cops say there are no signs of foul play and are mystified by their disappearance

It has nearly been two weeks since they disappeared

Cops say there are no signs of foul play and are mystified by their disappearance

The couple had planned to stop in Spanish Fork before going home to Eureka, where the two live with Powell’s grandfather, the sheriff’s office said.

Crews with search dogs combed the remote area Thursday, but have so far not found the pair. 

‘There were no signs of the missing teens and search efforts will continue,’ the sheriff’s office wrote on Facebook.

The family are watching for any activity with bank accounts or on social media, but so far there hasn’t been any.

Powell’s Jeep has more than 200,000 miles on it. Not helping matters, the teens were believed to have old cellphones that use only Wi-Fi and don’t have working numbers attached to them.



Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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