Missing Parkersburg, WV teens found in Virginia Beach following shoplifting arrest
Joseph Eklund and Megan Ellison have been found in Virginia Beach.
CHARLESTON, WV -
Two teens reported missing in Parkersburg,
WV have been found in Virginia
According to the Parkersburg Police Dept. website, Megan
Ellison and Joseph Eklund are both in custody following a shoplifting incident
in Virginia Beach. Parkersburg
police were searching for Eklund on grand larceny and contributing to the delinquency
of a minor.
According to criminal complaints filed in Wood
County, WV, Eklund left Parkersburg
in a 2007 black Hyundai belonging to his grandmother. The complaint says Eklund did not have
permission to take the vehicle and hasn't returned it.
Another criminal complaint states that after taking the
Hyundai, Eklund picked up Ellison.
Ellison was last seen on Sept. 10 at her home. Her parents are working with Virginia
Beach authorities to bring her back to West
Eklund is expected to be extradited to West
Virginia following court proceedings in VA.