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Missing Merriam teens found safe

Posted at 10:44 PM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-08 06:21:14-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — UPDATE Jan. 8: Merriam police said the girls were safely reunited with their families early Wednesday morning.

PREVIOUS: Merriam police are asking for the public's help to find two missing teen girls.

Aleigha Sands, 16, ran away around 8:30 p.m., according to a police, and 14-year-old Gina Beutel ran away around the same time.

Police believe the two ran away together.

There is no evidence of foul play, police said.

Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to call Merriam police at 913-782-7820.