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Missing teen found after walking away from southern Utah care home

Posted at 3:17 PM, Sep 29, 2020

UPDATE: Jonathon has been found. Original story:

WASHINGTON CITY, Utah — Police are searching for a teenager who walked away from a care home in Washington City Tuesday morning.

Jonathon Jolley, 14, wandered away from Chrysalis Home around 10:15 a.m. and was initially seen heading north on Rolling Hills Road in Washington City, Washington City Police told St. George News. He was spotted a short time later walking through a nearby ravine heading south.

Jonathon is outfitted with a radio frequency-based tracking device called Project Lifesaver, but police have not been able to locate him yet.

He is described as white, 5 feet 2 inches tall with a medium build. He is wearing only orange shorts and is not wearing any shoes or a shirt.

Police said he “is very good at hiding,” making the search even more difficult. A drone has been brought in and is flying the area in search of the teen. Surrounding police agencies are also assisting in the search.

Anyone who has seen the teen is being asked to call emergency dispatch at 435-634-5730.