Elijah Richards, who was reported missing from Abbott Lane around 8:45 p.m., returned home at 11:50 p.m. on Nov. 21. He was found at a friend’s house and returned home without incident.
Shawna Reese, who was reported missing from 150 W. Village Place at 3:15 p.m. was located walking in the city after midnight by a concerned citizen that transported her to the St. Johns Community Center. Reese was turned over to an employee of St. Johns who then contacted the police. Police confirmed the juvenile was Shawna Reese, who was safe and unharmed. Police took Reese’s mother to St. Johns where she was reunited with her daughter.
The Ithaca Police Department is grateful to all the community members and local agencies who assisted in finding these children.