(UPDATED) Authorities: Missing teen found | TheUnion.com

(UPDATED) Authorities: Missing teen found

A 15-year-old boy missing since Monday has been found, the Nevada County Sheriff’s Office said

Joseph, who fled a local group home, was discovered Tuesday in Roseville. He appears unharmed, officials said.

The teen was last seen about noon Monday, two miles south of the 2400 block of Highway 49, Lt. Steve Tripp said.

“The difficulty with runaways is they don’t want to be found,” Tripp added.

Deputies, as well as search dogs and a California Highway Patrol helicopter, searched for the teen.

According to Tripp, Joseph fled the group home over issues with cleaning his room.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email ariquelmy@theunion.com or call 530-477-4239.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User