BRACEVILLE TWP., Ohio (WKBN) – A 17-year-old girl who was reported missing Wednesday has been found in Akron, according to police.
The Trumbull County Sheriff’s Office issued a missing juvenile alert for Eliana Zian Owens earlier this week, but according to Detective Sgt. Mike Yannucci, she has been located in Akron.
According to a police report, she reached out to her parents and told them that she was at a bus stop in the city and wanted to come home.
She was last seen Saturday, getting into a Buick with an older man from her home on Bailey Anderson Road in Braceville Township.
Owens’ guardians said they received a text message from the girl on Sunday saying she was in Akron.
At the time, police could not trace her phone, the report stated. There were concerns for her well-being or that human trafficking could be involved in the case.