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For immediate release:  
May 28, 2015  
Des Moines, Iowa  

Amber Alert Cancelled for Two Missing Teens

CLAY COUNTY, Iowa – The Iowa Department of Public Safety has cancelled the Amber Alert issued for two missing teenagers from Everly, Iowa. Cherokee County Sheriff's Deputies located the two missing teens in Cherokee County. Both teens were uninjured and safe when deputies located them.

Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of two students that did not show up to class at Clay Central Everly Community Schools.

Jamie Panko, 16, and Bayli Jordan, 12, were last seen on May 27, 2015 in the late afternoon.

Authorities are looking for a blue 1998 Dodge Neon with Iowa license plates CEC 862, Clay County.  Authorities believe the vehicle has damage to the front left side of the vehicle—not related to this incident, and a front spoiler with duct tape.

Authorities do not believe that either children were abducted, but because of their age and the concern for their safety, criteria was met to issue an Amber Alert. Authorities are not looking for any other individuals, other than the two missing children, at this time.

PUBLIC TIPS: Anyone with any information is asked to call 911 or the Clay County Sheriff’s Office/Spencer Police Department Dispatch at (712) 262-2151.

MEDIA: Media inquiries can be directed to Alex Murphy, Public Information Officer, Iowa Department of Public Safety, at (515) 443-3014.

Several agencies are involved with this Amber Alert including the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Department of Public Safety’s (DPS) Iowa State Patrol (ISP), Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Division of Intelligence and Fusion Center (DOI), State Fire Marshal Division (SFM), Division of Narcotics Enforcement (DNE), Iowa CART, Spencer Police Department, Clay County Conservation, Iowa Department of Natural Resources and several local fire departments.

More updates will be provided when they become available and on our social media sites.

 

Bayli Jordan, 12

Jamie Panko, 16

Note: A criminal charge is merely an accusation and a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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