Search continues for 2 Utah teens missing on trip to Eureka

Published on January 08, 2018 at 09:48AM

TOOELE, Utah (AP) — The search continues for two Utah teenagers who have been missing for more than a week on a drive from Tooele to Eureka.

Authorities say 17-year-old Brelynne “Breezy” Otteson and 18-year-old Riley Powell left Tooele on Dec. 30.

The couple planned to stop in Spanish Fork before going home to Eureka, where both teens live with Powell’s grandfather.

Family members reported the two missing Tuesday to the Juab and Tooele County sheriff’s departments after not hearing from them.

Powell is known to enjoy going exploring off-road and authorities believe the couple may have gone on a dirt road and become stuck.

Authorities say Powell’s Jeep has more than 200,000 miles on it and the teens have old cellphones that only use Wi-Fi and don’t have cellphone numbers attached to them.