Jeep of missing teens from Tooele County found, kids not inside

Friday search for two missing teens between northeast Cheery Creek Road to SR-36, a 10- to 15-mile stretch. (Photo: Morgan Saxton / KUTV)

(KUTV)- The search for two teens continued Friday in Juab County between northeast Cherry Creek Road to state Route-36, a 10-15 mile stretch.

Breezy Otteson, 17, and Riley Powell, 18, left Tooele, Utah, on Saturday morning to go to Eureka, Utah, where Otteson resides. After not hearing from the kids, the families started a search and rescue.

The Jeep the teens were driving was located by a volunteer in a DPS helicopter one mile south of Cherry Creek Reservoir on a road that was hidden in trees.

According to a Facebook post made by family, the vehicle has two flat tires and all of the windows were down, but there are no signs of foul play at this time.

“Our hope is that they are out there somewhere and that maybe there’s a cabin that they found so search and rescue can find them. Or they are just out there and they were truly stranded and that they are found safe,” Amanda Hunt, Breezy Otteson’s aunt said.

Cadaver dogs were released with no indication of the kids being in the area.

Juab County Search and Rescue will continue searching the area for the 2 teens Saturday.

2News interviewed Juab County Sheriff Douglas Anderson on the current status of the missing teens who said, "(We) strongly feel the couple stayed on the road."

2News will update this story with new information as it is received.

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