UPDATE: Missing girls from Coos County found, family member reports

Jenna Young, 12, and her step-sister Allison Coplin, 16, left Coos Bay on Sunday night or Monday morning. They have been entered in a nationwide database for runaways. (Family photos)

UPDATE: The girls have been found and returned home safely to their families early Wednesday morning.

Justin Young, father of 12-year-old Jenna, said he is glad to have her back home.

He received a call from Coos County Sheriff’s Office and the rest of the families around 4:15 a.m.

The girls were located by law enforcement near the US-101 and Highway 42 junction on foot around 3 a.m.

There were a couple possible sightings of the girls late Tuesday evening in Coos Bay before law enforcement confirmed the sighting.

He said there was never a car, and it is speculated that the girls stayed local and did not leave Coos County.

He’s interested in getting counseling for Jenna, but for now, she is resting and home safe.

Original story:
COOS BAY, Ore. - A teenage girl who was accused of taking her mother's truck and running away from home in June only to be found when the truck crashed in Utah is again missing and presumed to have run away with her younger step-sister, the sheriff's office and the girl's family said.

Authorities said Allison Coplin, 15, and her step-sister Jenna Young, 12, have been entered in a nationwide database as runaways.

Coplin took off in June and made it as far as Ogden, Utah, before crashing her mother's truck, the sheriff's office said.

Family members say the girls left Coos Bay between 11 p.m. Sunday and 6:30 a.m. Monday. They were reportedly last seen in Winston, Oregon, getting gas around noon on Monday, a family member said.

If you see the girls, you are asked to call the Coos County Sheriff's Office at (541) 396-7800. Family members ask anyone who sees the girls to attempt to get a license plate number and description of their vehicle.

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