Skip to main content

14-year-old who left Wadena in grandfather's pickup found in Kansas City

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The search for a 14-year-old who bolted from his grandfather's Wadena-area home over the weekend ended near Kansas City, Missouri, on Tuesday afternoon, reports say.

Forum News says the Otter Tail County Sheriff's office announced the runaway teen had been found in Kansas City and arrangements to return him to Wadena were underway.

The boy's family and law enforcement authorities asked for the public's help finding the teen, who was last seen on Sunday morning in his grandfather's maroon Ford F-150, Forum News says.

The 14-year-old has no driver's license and Valley News Live reported his family members were concerned that he may have a gun with him.

Specifics about the teen's discovery in the Kansas City area were scarce on Tuesday evening, but according to the Fergus Falls Journal, he was found northeast of the city by officers who recognized him from the description and images in a missing persons database.

Next Up

7F060B54-5776-4E1A-A42C-F36C22FAF493

Hero dad who stopped carjacker who fled with his kids identified

A GoFundMe has been set up to support Derek Gotchie and his family following the incident.

Screen Shot 2022-12-03 at 4.35.18 PM

Watch: New London-Spicer wins 3A championship on incredible walk-off TD

New London-Spicer defeated the unbeaten Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton in remarkable circumstances.

MoorheadMurderSuspect

Suspect in woman's killing in Moorhead is arrested

James Kollie Jr. was arrested Friday evening.

Jennifer Carnahan

Former chair Jennifer Carnahan sues Minnesota GOP, which is suing her back

Carnahan stepped down under a cloud of controversy in August 2021.

Minneapolis Fire Department

One injured after leaping from burning vacant building in Minneapolis

Authorities say the building is known to be used by squatters.

ambulance

Head-on crash leaves two drivers dead in southeastern Minnesota

The crash happened in Houston County just before 4 p.m. Friday.

ConellHarris

Charges: Armed man made death threats at Minneapolis LGBTQ bar

The man allegedly used derogatory terms while threatening to kill someone.

image

FDA pulls last COVID-19 monoclonal antibody treatment as new variants rise

A therapy used to treat more than 11,000 Minnesotans is no longer authorized amid a surge in the latest COVID-19 variants.

Austin Robert LeClaire

Charges: Plymouth man shot girlfriend in head after birthday party

The 23-year-old victim is in critical condition as of Friday.

image

State announces $2.5M in grants for child care providers

Child care providers in roughly a dozen communities will receive funds to help grow the supply of affordable, quality child care.

image

Probe of Golden Valley police uncovers racism, alleged misconduct

One officer was terminated for alleged racist comments and violations of state law.

blowing snow

Blowing snow Friday in Minnesota; will it snow next week?

Winds could gust up to 50 mph Friday afternoon and night.

Related