Missing Teen Found in Beau's Attic—Alive

Ohio youth ran away a month ago, planned to elope
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 1, 2010 8:00 AM CDT

(Newser) – Ohio police have found—and arrested—missing teenager Abbi Obermiller. The 17-year-old disappeared back on June 7. Police found text messages indicating she'd run off willingly with 20-year-old boyfriend Bobby Young, but police feared the situation had turned ugly when she didn't resurface. But they found her yesterday morning, alive and hiding in a sparsely furnished attic apartment, CNN reports. She's currently in juvenile detention, charged with obstructing official police business and being an unruly child.

Young was arrested on June 14 and charged with obstruction of justice for refusing to help police find Obermiller. “From what I'm understanding, they thought they were going to elope,” says Obermiller's father, James. “They were going to hide out until she was 18 years old and elope and get married.”

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