Runaway Iowa teens face charges in Illinois


October 18th, 2012 by Ric Hanson

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Four Iowa teenagers who ran away together face juvenile charges in Illinois where they found in a vacant house. The teens were found safe in Eureka, Ill., on Tuesday when the owner of the house checked on the property. Two 15-year old Shellsburg girls, Skie Floyd and Jazlyn Visek, along with 16-year-old Corey Sunderman and 13-year-old Austin Boggs, both of Atlantic, had not been seen since Saturday.

The Cedar Rapids Gazette says the teens were in court in Illinois on Wednesday on charges of trespassing and criminal damage to property. The boys also face a charge of possession of a stolen vehicle. Benton County, Iowa, Sheriff Randy Forsyth says one of the girls and one of the boys apparently met through the Xbox video game system that allows users to interact with each other.