Bluffs authorities ask for help in finding runaway & her son


June 6th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

Police in Council Bluffs are asking for your help in finding a teenaged female runaway and her infant, whom they believe may be in Villisca or St. Joseph, MO. Officials say 17-year old Jewelie Coburn, of Council Bluffs, and her 1-year old son Gaige left Children’s Square at around 6:45-p.m. Tuesday. Officers were notified at 7:25-p.m. and checked the area of North 16th Street in Council Bluffs, and Interstate 29, after receiving a report of a female carrying a baby, but no one was located.

A tip led authorities to believe the pair may have been enroute to Villisca, but after a check by a deputy of a residence, and following several follow-up phone calls with Coburn’s relatives in Delware and Villisca residents, they learned Jewelie and her baby may still be in Villisca, or, St. Joseph, Missouri.

Investigators remain in contact with Montgomery County authorities while the search is underway. Anyone with information about the teen and her son are asked to contact the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office or Council Bluffs Police at 712-328-4715.