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Two Teens Reported as Runaways from Douglas County UPDATE

A pair of teenagers reported as missing in a nearby county have been found safe.

According to a Facebook post from the Douglass County Sheriff’s Office, 15-year-olds Mya Berckmiller and Ryan Knight had run away from the Ozark Trails Academy for Troubled Teens in Eastern Douglas County on Saturday. 

A follow-up post from the department on Monday indicated that the two teens had been found and were safe. 

The complete original release is below from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office:

These two teens ran away from the Ozark Trails Academy for troubled teens on 181 Highway in eastern Douglas County Saturday night. 

A search was conduct throughout the night by the Douglas County Sheriffs Office, Eastern Douglas County FD, Twin Bridges FD and volunteers. 
The search is continuing for the missing teens. 

There is nothing at this time to indicate any foul play or that are in immediate danger.  

If you have seen them or know their location please contact the Douglas County Sheriffs Office at 417-683-1020.  

Mya Berckmiller age 15 , 5ft 8 Inch Brown hair green eyes, black jogging pants and gray tee shirt.

Ryan Knight age 15, 5ft 10 inches 160 lbs. Brown and Brown. Black sweatpants and green shirt.

Both have been entered into the State and National data base as missing/runaways.


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