The Times West Virginian

Local News

May 10, 2013

Missing teen in custody

FAIRMONT — A missing teen who campus and city police spent much of the day searching for Friday has been found.

Fairmont Chief of Police Kelley Moran said the teen, who was thought to be suicidally depressed and potentially dangerous, was taken into custody at Valley Falls State Park by U.S. Marshals and members of the Fairmont Police Department around 5:40 p.m. Friday.

Because the individual is a minor, Moran was unable to comment on the subject’s identity.

Fairmont State University and Pierpont Community & Technical College saw additional security searching throughout the day and students were advised to leave early.

Moran applauded the joint efforts from the agencies involved, including the U.S. Marshals Service, Harrison County Sheriff’s Department, Clarksburg Police Department, Bridgeport Police Department, Office of Emergency Services in Marion County, FBI and Fairmont Police Department.

Moran also thanked members of the public for information that helped lead to the teen.

Read the complete story in Saturday’s Times West Virginian, available at newsstands or through home delivery by calling 304-367-2525 or 304-367-2527.

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