Search warrant unsealed in case of missing teens

JUAB COUNTY, Utah (News4Utah) – Investigators have released new information Monday about the disappearance of two teens from the Tooele area—and they have now searched the home where the mother of one teen lives.

Riley Powell and Breezy Otteson haven’t been seen or heard from since December 30. They left Tooele were reportedly headed for Eureka.

 On Jan. 2, Powell and Otteson were reported missing in a Jeep. According to the search warrant released Monday, a witness saw a blue truck pulling that very Jeep.

That information led investigators to where Riley Powell’s mother lives with her boyfriend, who owns that truck.

The search warrant shows: “based on the above facts it is suspected that the blue Chevy truck described above was used to transport, conceal, hide, and plant the victims vehicle in cherry creek at the location it was discovered, to give the illusion that the victims where indeed stranded.”

The warrant also mentions items seized from the property include: “…blood, DNA, biological material,” “…weapons, firearms, knives that are suspected of being used to commit said crimes,” even "bags, containers, or items that are suspected of holding or transporting a dead human body.”

All of it, documents say, “…is evidence of illegal conduct."

There is still a $5,000 reward for information leading to the two teens.


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