RENTON, WA -- Two 16-year-olds reported as runaways from the Prineville area were found Tuesday evening at a Renton, Washington Walmart store. Prineville Police and the Crook County Sheriff's office had asked for the public's help in finding the pair, after they hadn't been heard from in several weeks.
Lance Stanley's guardian reported him as a runaway March 23, at the same time his girlfriend, Emilie Tavernia, was reported by her mother. Investigators believed they might have been with Catina Lynn Barlow, a woman who used to live in Prineville but was believed to now be in Renton.
The teens were taken to the King County Youth Detention Center pending transfer back to Oregon. According to police, more information came out after they were taken into custody indicating further investigation will follow.