Central Point teenage couple found safe

, Posted: Mon, January 20 2014 at 11:17 PM, Updated: Tue, January 21 2014 at 8:57 PM

Central Point, Ore. -- The couple has since been found safe and sound. They were located in Wolf Creek. They are now with Barela's, mother Michelle Maeva. The young couple went for a walk to the corner convenience store and never returned home. Now their family is putting out a plea for help.

Michelle Maeva, the mother of one of the missing teenagers said, "They stick together. They let everyone know what they're doing. Where they're going. They said they were going to go for a walk. They went for a walk. They didn't come back."

Maeva said her son, 19 year old Charles Barela, and his girlfriend, 19 year old Savannah Pippen, left their trailer home on Orr Drive last Thursday evening for a walk. The went to the corner convenience store, G & B market at the corner of Orr and Table Rock Road.

Maeva said, "They were seen there. Then they disappeared from there."

A worker at G & B Market confirmed that she saw the couple come into the store last Thursday night.

Another troubling thing, Maeva said the couple was walking with their two small pit bulls. There's no sign of the dogs either.

Also, a backpack they use whenever they leave home overnight was found inside their trailer packed with clothes.

Maeva said, "And his backpack is there. That's the big thing. His backpack is there. It was packed. It had clothes in it, and his stuff in it.  I was supposed to go pick him up. He and Savannah both were coming to our house in Selma for the weekend."

Family says the couple is always in touch and frequently texts and posts on Facebook.

Maeva said, "January 16th at 11:57 a.m.," as she refers to a picture posted of Savannah and her mother. It went up on Savannah's Facebook page on Thursday at around noon.  Since then not a word, nor a post.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department says so far there's nothing found that indicates foul play, but it's early in the investigation.

There's been a possible sighting in the Wolf Creek Area. If you spot the couple, call 911 and report it to police.

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