Breaking: Jeep of missing Eureka teens found near Cherry Creek Reservoir

Brelynne Otteson (left) and Riley Powell. Photo Courtesy: Amanda J. Hunt, Facebook

CHERRY CREEK RESERVOIR, Utah, Jan. 11, 2018 (Gephardt Daily) — A Jeep Cherokee Sport belonging to two teens missing from Eureka has been found near Cherry Creek Reservoir, hidden in trees and with two flat tires.

The news comes after family members offered a $5,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of the Jeep Cherokee Sport belonging to Brelynne Otteson, 17, who goes by Breezy, and Riley Powell, 18, as well as the location of the teens themselves.

The teens went missing after leaving Tooele to drive to Eureka on Dec. 30.

A page set up on Facebook by Otteson’s aunt, Amanda Hunt, to give updates on the pair was updated Thursday night to say the following: The Jeep has been found by Civil Air Patrol. The kids have not been found.

It was located one mile south of Cherry Creek Reservoir on a road, hidden in trees.

The vehicle has two flat tires and all of the windows were down.

There are no signs of foul play at this time.

Cadaver dogs were released with no indication of them being in the area.

Juab County Search and Rescue is searching the area.

Otteson and Powell left Tooele after visiting family, and were planning to stop in Spanish Fork, then drive back to Eureka, where they live with family members of Powell.

Family members said when they last spoke to the couple, they said they were just outside of Spanish Fork. Cherry Creek Reservoir is approximately 70 miles southwest of Spanish Fork, and 35 miles southwest of Eureka.

The two were reported missing to the Juab and Tooele County Sheriff’s Offices Jan. 2 after they did not make it to Spanish Fork. Search and rescue teams have been deployed and the Air Response Foundation, based in Herriman, has been searching for the pair with airplanes.

Powell is known to enjoy off-roading in the Jeep and authorities said they believe the couple may have gone onto a dirt road and become stuck.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the Juab County Sheriff’s Office at 435-623-1344, or the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office at 435-882-5600.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information becomes available.


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