Police are searching for 27-year-old Jason Iannazzi of Watertown, MA 14-year-old Cheynne DeCicco of Brea, CA. Her parents reported her missing earlier this month. Where did they meet? The Internet of course.
They met in an Internet chat room in September where Iannazzi originally posed a person much closer in age to DeCicco. Cheynne DeCiccohas been missing from CA since December 5.
“We are very concerned. We have a 27-year-old male from Watertown that met this girl from California, 14 years old, sometime in September. They had a meeting out in California in October. Now we have learned that she has been missing since Dec. 5,” Watertown Police Chief Edward Deveau said.
Iannazzi, who is unemployed, lives with his parents on Everett Avenue in Watertown. Police think the couple has traveled across the country together back to Massachusetts. “We have reason to believe that they are in the greater Boston area and probably staying in a low-priced hotel,” Deveau said.
The parents seemed to have been unaware as to what was going on, however, DeCicco’s friends knew she was meeting someone. Police believe the couple is in the greater Boston area. Video Available.
“I don’t believe her parents were aware. Her friends out in California were aware that she was meeting somebody. From when they first met, we don’t think she knew how old he was,” Deveau said.
A warrant has been issued for Iannazzi’s arrest for unspecified crimes in California. Anyone who has seen the couple is asked to call Watertown police.