A nationwide search is on for 13 year old Hannah McConnell and 15 year old Gage Petherbridge who have run away together. The ran away from their homes Saturday with one family’s minivan, $680 in cash and a dog named Mandy. Looks like they have taken the important things in life. Don’t leave home without the Xbox. Think these two when found won’t be grounded until they are 18? Hopefully, they will be found safe.
The youths haven’t been seen since last Saturday, when Gage snuck out of his home and took the family’s white 1997 Pontiac Montana with Michigan license plate 6DYW54. They pair left with $680, clothing, an Xbox 360 and Gage’s dog, Mandy.
If you have any information on the two teens you’re asked to call the Genesee County Sheriff’s Dept. at (810) 257-3406
The Flint Journal reports the Vienna Township teenagers left notes and journal entries saying they were running away together. Julie McConnell says her daughter has bipolar disorder and left without her medicine. Mary Wismer says her son has had his learner’s permit since June and is a very cautious driver.
Genesee County sheriff’s Capt. Chris Swanson says police have reason to believe they may be in the area of Huntington Beach southwest of Santa Ana on the coastline in Orange County, California.
Hannah’s mother, Julie, said she was told police were following a lead in the Gladwin area and were also talking with her daughter’s classmates.
Their names have been entered in a national database along with the minivan, a white, 1997 Pontiac Montana, license plate number 6DYW54.
Gage, a ninth-grader at Clio High School, does not have a driver’s license.
The teens left home early Saturday with about $700 and Gage’s cocker spaniel, Mandy.
The teens apparently ran away to be together.
Gage’s MySpace page says “im lost without her” and that he is “completly inlove (sic) with hannah elane mcconnell and no one can ever change that.”
An entry for his mood on the page shows a sad blue face next to the word “distraught.”
Hannah’s MySpace page shows two hearts with the words “I know who I love.”
Teens call from the road that they are running low on funds. Funny how that happens when mommy and daddy are not there to provide for your every need. I guess the two showd have thought about that before they decided to run away. $680 just doesn’t get one very far these days, especially with the cost of gas. Then again, what would a 13 and 15 year old know about these things, or personal responsibility for that matter.
A 13-year-old Vienna Township teen, who ran off with her 15-year-old boyfriend and has been missing for a week, made a call to a friend today from motel in Nevada, family members of the boyfriend said today.
Mary Wismer, Gage Petherbridge’s mother, said Hannah McConnell called a friend in Swartz Creek, telling him that they were in Nevada, but running low on money.
Police are trying to track where in Nevada the call was made, Wismer said.
Think these two are not grounded until they are 35!
A nationwide search has ended safely for a 15-year-old boy and his 13-year-old girlfriend, who turned up in Louisiana nine days after fleeing their Michigan homes in the boy’s family minivan.
Hannah McConnell and Gage Petherbridge were found Monday in Cameron Parish, Genesee County Sheriff Robert Pickell told WJRT-TV and The Flint Journal.
The boyfriend and girlfriend were playing with seagulls on a Gulf of Mexico beach, just east of the Texas state line, authorities say.