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Missing teen found safe

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Rexburg Police Department

REXBURG, Idaho (KIFI/KIDK) - UPDATE: Rexburg Police say a missing Rexburg teenager has been located and is no longer considered to be "missing" or "endangered".

The Rexburg Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing male teenager.

According to their Facebook page:

"Derek Wayne Owens age 17, was last seen at 108 south 3rd West #1 on 10/08/2020 at approximately 9:00 am. He has run away twice within a 24 hour period of time. Derek has had suicidal thoughts in the past and is on medications and but has not been taking them and has recently broken up with a girlfriend. He has been entered as a signed runaway in NCIC. Derek is described as a white male, 6' tall, 170 lbs. with brown hair and hazel eyes."

Any information regarding the whereabouts of Derek, please contact the Madison County Dispatch at 208-372-5019.

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