Missing Mason Co. Boys Found Unharmed

By
Bethany Venable
WOUB Staff Writer

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Updated Tue, Mar 13, 2012 2:56 pm

UPDATE 2:23 p.m. Two boys that were reported missing Monday evening from their Glenwood, West Virginia home have been found unharmed, but will not be going back home with their parents.

15-year-old Daniel Tucker and his brother 9-year-old Jeremiah Austin were found about 12:40 this afternoon at a home a few ridges away from their own home.
 
They were reported missing Monday evening after they were playing in the woods by their home and didn't return.
 
The boys were wet and cold, but unharmed.
 
According to the Mason County Sheriff's Office, the boys ran away from home because of a "rough situation."
 
The Department of Health and Human Resources is meeting with the Sheriff's Office this afternoon and will take custody of the boys.

Crews looking for two missing brothers resumed their search this morning in Mason County. According to Lt. Steven Green of the Mason County Sheriff's Office, search teams stopped looking around 1 a.m. but began again this morning around 8.

 
15-year-old Daniel Tucker and 9-year-old Jeremiah Austin were last seen about 6 p.m. Monday.
 
The boys had gone behind their house located in the 2400 block of Old River Road in Glenwood, to a clubhouse they built in the woods.
 
About 20 minutes later, their mother walked outside and says she could not find them.
 
Green says sheriff's deputies are treating the disappearances as a runaway case as of now.
 
Officers are concerned about the boys' safety, and says one of them has not taken his medication.
 
Daniel is 5'3", between 105 and 110 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a tan-colored sweatshirt with black markings, blue jeans, and black boots.
 
Jeremiah is 4'3", 60 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a red long-sleeved shirt with a gray dragon on the sleeve.
 
If you have any information related to their whereabouts is asked call the Mason County 911 dispatch center at (304) 675-9911.
Daniel Tucker was last seen wearing a tan-colored hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black boots.
Jeremiah Austin was last seen wearing a red long-sleeved shirt with a gray dragon on the sleeve. 
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