Facebook Tip Leads Police to Missing Cranberry Teens Found in Ohio

An 18-year-old Marietta, OH, man faces charges in the incident.

An Ohio man is facing felony charges after police found two Cranberry teenage girls, who were reported missing by their parents, at his house in Marietta.

Jordan Skylar Wilson, who turned 18 on Aug. 24, is charged with two counts of interference with the custody of children and two counts of concealing the whereabouts of a child in the Sept. 4 incident. Both are felony charges.

He also is charged with two misdemeanor counts of corruption of minors.

Police found the girls, ages 14 and 16, Tuesday evening after a relative of the 14-year-old found Wilson’s contact information through Facebook and reported it to .

Officers then contacted the Marietta Police Department. Officers there located the girls, along with their personal belongings, at Wilson’s home on Brentwood Street. Both were unharmed.

Wilson is awaiting a preliminary hearing before A date has not been set.

According to the criminal complaint filed by Cranberry police, the mother of the 14-year-old saw the girl before she was supposed to leave for school Tuesday but later that morning received an email from  indicating her daughter was absent or tardy from school. She also received a voicemail from Seneca Valley confirming the girl had not shown up for class.

The mother of the 16-year-old received a similar message. Both teens also had removed personal items from their homes, according to court records.

A neighbor of the teens on Sunnydale Drive also told police he saw the girls loading their bags into a dark-gray Cadillac at about 11 a.m. that day. Inside the car were two white men described by the neighbor as appearing to be in their early 20s.

The neighbor’s son, who is a friend of both girls, said the 16-year-old also mentioned several months ago that she was thinking about leaving and going to Ohio, the complaint said. The neighbor’s son also tried contacting the 16-year-old on her cell phone, but it was shut off.

The girls were located at about 7 p.m. Tuesday. Police in Marietta took custody of them and transported them to the police station in Cranberry.  Both teens were picked up at the station by their parents.


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