Missing Provo teen found

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  • JSB Sugar City, ID
    April 18, 2013 9:12 p.m.

    Teen aged kids can do irrational things. The more that is made of this, the less good it will do. Let the parents and the girl work things out.

  • SLC gal Salt Lake City, UT
    April 18, 2013 11:42 a.m.

    Permanetly grounded if she were my daughter. Permanent! Glad she's okay though!

  • MrsH Altamont, UT
    April 17, 2013 11:49 a.m.

    The article states in one place that she spent the night IN the church. Later it states she got cold spending the night OUTSIDE the church. So which one is it?
    I can see how she could get into the church and still hide from whoever checks it each night.

  • Samwise Salt Lake City, UT
    April 17, 2013 5:51 a.m.

    Glad she was found safe and nothing apparently happened to her. But if I was her parents, although I would be very relived about how the whole thing turned out, I would not just let her off Scott free. She had a whole state and then some worried. Kids will be kids, but this would not go completely unpunished if it was my child. But the punishment wouldn't be too harsh because of my relief.

    Just some ramblings from a guy who has to get up too early to ride the train to work.

  • earthquakejake Logan, UT
    April 16, 2013 9:03 p.m.

    This story makes you wonder why she would want to leave home but I remember being a young teen and wanting to go explore on my own but was never brave enough to actually do so. I bet she'll be in so much trouble that she might want to plan another exploration sooner rather than later.

  • supertbone Pleasant Grove, UT
    April 16, 2013 8:24 p.m.

    MJB, meeting houses are frequently opened on Mondays for maintenance or for FHE for Singles Wards. She could have snuck in then. I know of one in PG that hosts 3 singles wards. Does anyone know which chapel she was in? If she road her bike, I know of two in PG right off the canal trail.

  • justamacguy Manti, UT
    April 16, 2013 8:11 p.m.

    Kids will be kids... it will be a funny story at the Thanksgiving table in 20 years.

  • El Chango Supremo Rexburg, ID
    April 16, 2013 5:52 p.m.

    I bet she's grounded!

  • agarrett PROVO, UT
    April 16, 2013 5:14 p.m.

    So...did she spend the night in the church or outside of it?

  • Patrick Henry West Jordan, UT
    April 16, 2013 5:07 p.m.

    Wow what a relief for everyone involved with this!

    Somebody is going to be grounded from using google and google maps for a while. ;)

  • Reasonable Person Layton, UT
    April 16, 2013 4:41 p.m.

    She Googled....and no one had been able to find that?

    Don't make me come down there and show you how to check what's been searched for in Google.

  • BYR Woods Cross, UT
    April 16, 2013 3:50 p.m.

    UtahBruin, but if we are too hard, it damages the child even more. I understand your point, but I believe in a balance between discipline and love. As you state, this falls on the kid so far. It does, but I hope the parents tread lightly and not make things worse.

  • UtahBruin Saratoga Springs, UT
    April 16, 2013 2:38 p.m.

    @ BYR

    I am happy she is safe also. But when they are saying no foul play. I hope her parents are hard on her if this was due solely to her bad choice of judgment. This is what is wrong with our society today. We need to hold our kids accountable for their actions? C'mon, really don't be too hard on her. We lead by example, we teach with discipline and love when necessary.How about we all just be parents and not leave the world to teach our kids and we will find that it is a much better place. This is all from me until I find out what really happened. Someone on KSL said she is a straight "A" student and there is no family problems, the police said no foul play. This falls on the kid so far.

  • BYR Woods Cross, UT
    April 16, 2013 2:06 p.m.

    Glad she is safe and I hope her parents are not too hard on her. There has to be a reason for her actions and I hope everyone treads softly.

  • UtahBruin Saratoga Springs, UT
    April 16, 2013 1:54 p.m.

    I am interested in the reason that should hopefully come later. I am happy the girl is safe. But why did she leave or get taken, etc.????? I know the police try to keep this under hat until the truth is revealed. But if this girl walked, that's a long haul to PG from Provo for a 14 year old girl. And if you did not voluntarily leave, who cares if you know or not if someone is searching for you. Walk into a store and ask to use the phone rather than sleeping in a church. Again, I am happy the girl is safe and that it was not a kidnapping gone horribly wrong. But, please, unlike the girl in Herriman. Will someone start holding these young kids responsible for their actions. I am speaking ahead of hearing what actually happened and what the truth is. But found safe in a PG church house, the girl could have called last night, they have phones in the church. So what's really going on?????

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    April 16, 2013 1:47 p.m.

    great news !

  • JT4 Salt Lake City, UT
    April 16, 2013 1:42 p.m.

    Another newspaper specified that foul play was not suspected, so it clearly wasn't the cause for concern that we were immediately led to believe. I for one get a little tired of hearing about what appears to be something serious only to learn that the child has a pattern of behavior such that their disappearance is no particular cause for concern.

  • MJB Tooele, UT
    April 16, 2013 1:40 p.m.

    Thankfully this had a great ending, but I'm wondering why she wasn't found in the church when it's someone's "assignment" to go through the church every night to make sure all the doors are locked and all the windows are closed tightly. And on top of that, how did she gain entrance when the churches are supposed to be basically closed on Monday's because of Family Home Evening.

  • Jonathan Eddy Payson, UT
    April 16, 2013 12:12 p.m.

    Whew! :)

  • county mom Monroe, UT
    April 16, 2013 12:12 p.m.

    Such a happy ending for this family. Wonderful news!

  • Cleetorn Fuaamotu, Tonga
    April 16, 2013 11:50 a.m.

    All too often, these types of events have a much more sinister cause and a far more tragic ending. Thankfully, for everyone involved, this precious one has been returned no worse for the wear and a distraught family has peace once again.