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Police: Missing juvenile from Vernon Parish found safe in Tennessee, one in custody

1 month 1 week 5 days ago Wednesday, August 12 2020 Aug 12, 2020 August 12, 2020 6:41 PM August 12, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

UPDATE: The missing juvenile was found safe in Tennessee, The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office reports.

A 35-year-old man of Tennessee is in custody in relation to the matter.

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LEESVILLE - State police issued a missing child alert Wednesday evening after a 17-year-old girl vanished from her home in Vernon Parish, potentially heading out-of-state.

Police said Jordan Prether was last seen at her home on Savage Forks Road in Leesville around 8 p.m. Tuesday night. She is described as having short, red hair, around 5'3'' tall and weighing 145 pounds. 

State police are also looking for Mark Owen, 35, for questioning in Prether's disappearance. Owen is described as a white male with brown hair, blue eyes, around 6’2” tall and weighing approximately 185 pounds.

The two are believed to be heading to Tennessee. Owen is possibly driving a 2009 Jeep Patriot Sport, bearing Tennessee license plate 503VRR. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 337-238-1311.

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