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Police: Missing Medford teen located 'unharmed'

16-year-old Elijah White disappeared sometime on Thursday morning under suspicious circumstances

Posted: May 30, 2019 1:57 PM
Updated: May 31, 2019 10:47 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. —

UPDATE: Elijah White was located "unharmed" in Ashland on Thursday night, according to the Medford Police Department.

A social media post from the agency did not provide any more information about the case or what may have happened.

(Updated at 10:45 a.m. on 5/31/19)


UPDATE: According to an update from Medford Police, missing teen Elijah White spoke to an Oregon State Police trooper on I-5 on Thursday morning, and the trooper gave White a ride to Barnett Road in Medford.

"Elijah is still missing, but no longer considered endangered. It appears he is a runway," MPD said.

(Updated at 2:55 p.m. on 5/30/19)


INITIAL REPORT: Police are asking the public to be on the lookout for a missing and endangered teenager last seen in Medford at the Rogue Valley Mall.

16-year-old Elijah White was spotted at the mall around 9 a.m. on Thursday morning.

According to the Medford Police Department (MPD), White is missing under "suspicious circumstances." His vehicle was found in the mall parking lot with the keys in the door, and his cell phone was recovered in the middle of the road near Red Lobster.

"His family is greatly concerned for his safety," MPD said.

White is described as 5'11" and 130 pounds. The picture taken from security footage [above] is current, while the adjacent picture on a blue background is an earlier DMV photo.

If you have any information regarding White's disappearance, please contact MPD and reference Case #19-10011.

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