Missing girls found in forest above Elkader Street

, Written by Kassi Nelson, Posted: Fri, April 11 2014 at 6:14 PM, Updated: Fri, April 11 2014 at 8:03 PM

Ashland, Ore. -- A search to find two missing Eagle Point girls wrapped up this morning.

Ashland Police said they responded when they got a call from one of the girls' grandmother's around 8pm Thursday night and acted immediately. They were concerned the girls might try to commit suicide.

"There was concern based upon some family members and friends that led us to believe there might be some mental health concerns with both girls," Detective Sargeant Warren Hensman said.

Police said the girls told some people they were hiking in the forest on White Rabbit Trail near South Mountain Avenue. But others told police the teens were sending out text and Twitter messages saying goodbye to friends and family.

Jackson County Search and Rescue assisted in the search throughout the night. The girls were found at 8:00 Friday morning in the forest above Elkader Street.

Both girls are now at Rogue Regional Medical Center. One is in critical condition and one is in stable condition. Sargeant Hensman said he doesn't know how the girls were injured.


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Kassi Nelson

NBC5 News reporter Kassi Nelson was born and raised in Nebraska. She graduated from the journalism school at University of Nebraska Lincoln where she studied broadcasting.

She also studied philosophy in the Czech Republic. Kassi has visited nine other countries including Sochi, Russia, where she reported on the preparations for the 2014 Olympic Games.

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