PRINEVILLE, OR -- Prineville Police and the Crook County Sheriff's office are working together to find a pair of 16-year-old runaways who haven't been heard from in several weeks. Lance Stanley's guardian contacted Prineville PD to report him as a runaway March 23; at the same time, his girlfriend, Emilie Tavernia, was reported to CCSO as a runaway by her mother.
Investigators believe the couple may be hiding out with Catina (Tina) Lynn Barlow, a woman who used to live in Prineville but may now be in Renton, Washington. Numerous tips have placed the teens in Seattle, Renton and various locations in Oregon.
Stanley is 5'5", 125 lbs with brown eyes and curly brown hair. Tavernia is also 5'5", 100 pounds with blue eyes and shoulder-length hair. She has been known to have various hair colors.
While both have juvenile probation warrants on unrelated issues, law enforcement say their primary concern is for their welfare and safe return home. There is no evidence of foul play, but they say all avenues of investigation are being considered.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Prineville PD Det. Brandin Noland or Sgt. Monroe at 541-447-4168, or Sgt. Bill Elliott with CCSO at 541-447-6398.