Law enforcement is looking for two young girls after running away multiple times and stealing a car.
On Sunday, three 12-year-old girls were reported as runaways. Two girls were in foster care and the third lived in the home. A tip led to the location of the three girls in an abandoned house. The two in foster care were turned over to TFI Family Services and the third was placed out of the home. At around 2:35pm yesterday, Parsons Police received a call from TFI Family Services that the two girls under their care had run away again.
Yesterday at around 5:30pm, Parsons Police were dispatched for a report of a stolen vehicle. Officers determined that the two runaways had stolen the car. Kansas Highway Patrol then notified Parsons Police that the stolen Nissan had been located after a collision on Highway 400 about 20 miles outside of Parsons. The two girls had fled from the vehicle and into an adjacent field and were unable to be located. They are still being sought as runaways and also as juvenile offenders for felony theft of a motor vehicle.