UPDATE: Suspects Identified in Missing Teen Arrests

HARRODSBURG, Ky. (WTVQ) – The Harrodsburg Herald is reporting that two suspects, arrested in connection to a missing teenager case, have been identified.

According to the paper, 17-year-old Victoria Madison Birch had been missing since January 3rd, but was found at a home on Carmichael Lane on Wednesday, January 11th after deputies followed a tip to the residence.

When deputies arrived, the Herald says a car pulled up to the home with Birch inside, along with 52-year-old Tonya Childers, and 18-year-old Gaige Thomas.

Birch ran out of the car and into a nearby field where she was quickly found.

Childers and Thomas were charged with unlawful transaction with a minor.

Deputies say Birch told them she knew Childers and Thomas, and was with them willingly.

Information from The Harrodsburg Herald

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1/12/17 3:53 p.m.

More Details Released after Missing Nich. Teen Found in Mercer Co.

Victoria Birch

Victoria Birch

A missing teenager from Nicholasville was found Wednesday afternoon in Mercer County and two people were charged in connection to her disappearance, according to authorities.

17-year old Victoria Madison Birch went missing January 3, 2017, after getting into a car near Imperial Point Apartments, according to the Jessamine County Sheriff’s Office.

The Mercer County Sheriff says that deputies found Birch after following a tip to a home.  When they arrived, deputies say a car pulled up to the home, and then Birch got out of the car and ran into a nearby field.  Officials were able to find Birch.  Two people in the car, a man and a woman, were charged with unlawful transaction with a minor.

Deputies say Birch knew the two people in the car and was there with them willingly.

The identity of the two people in the car has not been released, and there is no word on when they will appear in court.

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