Edmonds police are now reporting that Jennifer Lynn Blackstock, the 17-year-old girl reported missing Wednesday, was actually living with a 19-year-old man in a Mukilteo motel.
The girl had not been seen or heard from since Thursday, Aug. 26, and the family told police she left home without permission.
In a news release issued Thursday, police said they learned Wednesday that Blackstock was at the Mukilteo motel. “Edmonds officers responded to the motel, where they contacted the 19-year old man,” the release said. “Unfortunately, it appears that Jennifer Blackstock observed the officers’ approach and fled from them before she could be contacted. However, police now believe that Jennifer is simply on the run from home, not the victim of foul play.”
The girl remains the subject of a police investigation as a juvenile runaway, while criminal charges are pending against the 19-year old man, police said.
She remains the subject of an Edmonds Police investigation as a juvenile runaway.