Missing Leander teens found in New Mexico


by KVUE News


Posted on July 19, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 20 at 11:28 AM

ROSWELL, New Mexico -- Two teens who had been missing for more than a week were located by Roswell Police at 9 p.m. Thursday night in Roswell, New Mexico.

Alexis Collins,16, and Joshua Plourde, 17, were located together in a 1998 Ford Explorer by Roswell Police.

Alexis and Joshua are safe and their families have been notified.

Stephanie Kimey's, Collins' mother,  said she couldn't find Alexis at home on July 11. Kimey called Alexis' boyfriend, 17-year-old Josh Plourde. They said Josh was visibly upset and worried. Hours later, Josh also disappeared after he left the home in the family's car to look for Alexis.

"He was just freaking out and worried sick about her. He finally left at about four o'clock and took her car to go find Alexis," Kimey said.

"He said he would be right back, and that is the last that we saw of him," Plourde's stepfather Mike Lloyd said.

Since then, the families spent days searching for their kids.

"They don't have money. They didn't take no personal items. We don't know who they could be with," Lloyd said.

The teens had also left their cell phones. These were all the reasons why private investigator Chuck Foreman thought the teens did not run away and could be in danger. Foreman has been a private investigator for three years and has dealt with several missing persons reports in the past.

"Both come from good homes. There was no note. They didn't pack a bag," Foreman said.

The case had been classified as a missing persons-runaway report by Leander police.


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