Dad finds missing Hillsboro teens on bus

Dad finds missing Hillsboro teens on bus

Dad finds missing Hillsboro teens on bus

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Posted on February 26, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Updated Wednesday, Feb 26 at 2:26 PM

HILLSBORO, Ore. -- The  two teens who vanished after leaving a concert Friday afternoon have both been found.

Drew Martin, 14, and his friend Joe Beals were dropped off at the Orenco MAX Station so they could go to a concert in Portland Friday. Martin's mother, Erica Spencer, reported her son missing soon after.

Background: 2 Hillsboro teens missing 

On Tuesday afternoon, Portland police confirmed that Drew had turned up at the Portland Rescue Mission but left on a bus headed to Gresham.

Then, on Tuesday night, Erica Spencer said her son had returned home. 

"We have found Drew and Joe Beals safe," Spencer said. 

Drew Martin's dad, Dallas, found the boys himself and brought them home. 

"Drew's doing fine," Dallas said. "We were in the right place at the right time. We found him because of a huge network of friends and families."

He explained that someone in that network spotted the boys getting onto a bus and then called Dallas' cell phone to let him know.  Dallas was able to board the bus about ten stops later near the Lloyd Center and got the boys. 

"He was startled," Dallas said. "I'm just glad he's home and he's got a large network of family around him now."

Dallas added that Drew had not been kidnapped and left on his own choice.

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