MEDFORD, Ore. — Two foster child living in the Medford area who went missing earlier this month have been found, according to Oregon officials.
The Oregon Department of Human Services said that 16-year-old Lydia Jazmin went missing on November 11. A few days after reporting Jazmin missing, the agency put out a similar statement regarding 14-year-old Kyla Blackmore, who also disappeared from Medford on November 11. The two were thought to be traveling together.
DHS announced on Monday that both Jazmin and Blackmore had been found, thanking the community for its support in locating them.
"A small number of children in foster care may be in significant danger when they run away or have gone missing," the agency said. "As DHS works to do everything it can to find these missing children and ensure their safety, media alerts will be issued in some circumstances when it is determined necessary. Sometimes, in these situations, a child may go missing repeatedly, resulting in more than one media alert for the same child."
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