TBI: 5 runaways found safe in Florida after taking stolen SUV to Florida


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Five runaways who prompted an Endangered Child Alert earlier Thursday were found safe in Florida.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said earlier the juveniles were headed to Panama City Beach in a stolen Ford Explorer.

All five of them–identified as Francisco Lopez, 16; Benny Rangel, 16; Jennifer Diaz, 12; Kenya Martinez, 15; and Tiffany Smith, 15–had been missing since Wednesday.

The TBI offered no further details on their recovery in Florida.

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