MADRAS, OR -- Police are looking for two local teens they believe have runaway to Arizona. Authorities say 17-year-old Thomas Cross, of Madras, and his 16-year-old girlfriend Melissa Clendenen, of Prineville, were last seen the night of May 25.
Their parents say the two have less than $150, have had little to no cell phone use and are not accessing social media. They believe the pair hitchhiked to Lodi, California with intentions of traveling to Tucson, Arizona. There have been unconfirmed sightings in Phoenix.
Their families are very concerned about their safety. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Cross or Clendenen is encouraged to call local police or Detective Mel Brown at Madras PD (541-475-2424).