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Warrants reveal new evidence in case of two missing Utah teens

Warrants reveal new evidence in case of two missing teens (Photo: Missing teens FB group)

(KUTV) – A pair of unsealed search warrants shed new light on the investigation of what happened to two teens who vanished in Juab County earlier this month.

The warrants were made public Wednesday and detail tips that investigators have received about the disappearance of Breezy Ottenson, 18, and Riley Powell, 18, who were last seen on Dec. 30 2017.

“Several leads regarding the whereabouts of the couple have been followed up on. Several stories that included a possible drug deal gone bad, in which the couple was harmed were mentioned,” the warrant states.

The warrant also revealed the couple was spotted in Eureka on the afternoon of December 30. Prior to the warrant’s revelation Wednesday, the last public reported sighting of the couple was when they left a family member’s home in Tooele County.

A search party found the couple’s Jeep in a remote stretch of mountain near Cherry Creek in Juab County on Jan. 11, 2018.

According to the warrant, the Jeep had two flat tires and three windows rolled down and several personal items were located inside.

“It appeared the vehicle was undisturbed, there was nothing that appeared out of the ordinary upon initial observation,” the warrant states.

Juab County investigators said publicly that foul play was suspected after the Jeep was found.

Anyone with information about the teen’s disappearance or whereabouts is asked to call the Juab County Sheriff’s Office at 435-623-1344.


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