Tennessee teen found in St. Augustine area after Amber Alert issued, police say

Teen found along with 27-year-old man

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – A missing 17-year-old girl from McMinn County, Tennessee, and a 27-year-old man were located, the St. Augustine Police Department said Sunday, according to News 6 sister station News4Jax.

An Amber Alert was issued Saturday for the teen.

Police told News4Jax on Sunday that they got a tip from a person who saw the teen and the man and they were found in the area of Hurricane Patty’s restaurant. Police said both are safe.

The car they were in was found Friday at Ripley’s Believe It or Not, police said.

They two are in a romantic relationship, according to Amanda Kiener, who is with a group called Missing Justice that’s assisting the teen’s family.

Loved ones said the Athens, Tennessee, teen disappeared after she left for school on Thursday.

According to the Police Department, the man will be taken to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office and it’s unknown if he will be charged.

The teen will be at the Police Department until family picks her up.

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