HOPKINTON — Two local teenagers, a 17-year-old boy from Hopkinton and a Charlestown girl, have been found in a nearby state and are both considered to be safe.
Hopkinton and Charlestown police each confirmed Monday that that the two teenagers were found within the first 24 hours of being reported missing. Both were found together “in a different state,” Hopkinton Police Capt. Mark Carrier said, and were located early Sunday morning.
Carrier did not say where the two teenagers were found.
“Due to the nature of this case, which involves two juveniles, we are unable to comment further on this ongoing matter,” Carrier said.
The two teens were reported missing Saturday morning. According to Hopkinton police, the 17-year-old was reported missing by his family when they awoke to find that the boy, who is diagnosed with autism, was not home and had not taken his medication.
Charlestown police then took a report from the girl’s family a short time later saying she had also gone missing. Her mother shared several pictures publicly to social media on Saturday and reported under those photographs that, as of Sunday night, the girl was “home and safe.”
Carrier said that, over the course of the morning, an investigation determined that the boy had likely taken his father’s red Ford truck and “may be traveling with a girl.”
That information was released to the public Saturday as the agency looked to locate the two teenagers.
Police did say on how the two knew each other.
Hopkinton police said the investigation still remains “very active,” but did not anticipate releasing any further information as the case will be treated as a juvenile matter moving forward.