The Isabella County Sheriff’s Department is looking for two teenagers who have been missing from their homes since Monday morning.
Clare resident Jayden Nicole Thomas, 13, and 14-year-old Braxton Michael Edward Wood of Mount Pleasant might be heading to Florida, according to a news release from ICSD.
Their parents reported that the two snuck out of their homes and stole Wood’s father’s black 2005 Ford Explorer, license plate number “BCQ4820.”
Isabella County Sheriff Leo Mioduszewski said his department has contacted every police agency “from here to Florida” with information in hopes that officers might spot the underage drivers and return them home.
“It’s just a matter of time before someone spots them,” he said. “They could still be in the area. We’re not sure where they are. Someone will see the vehicle eventually.”
The two have dated in the past but are not currently seeing each other, according to the release.
Photos of the missing children were released on Tuesday, along with an image of the vehicle. They are classified as runaways, and anyone with information is encouraged to contact ICSD’s central dispatch office.