Polk missing teens found

Published 11:15 am Thursday, February 20, 2020

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One Polk teen still missing

JACKSON COUNTY—A set of missing Polk County twins were found safely Tuesday evening, according to the Polk County Division of Social Services. 

Emily and Abigail Garcia, ages 15, who had been missing from a Buncombe County facility, were found in Jackson County. 

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The teens had been missing from the Buncombe County facility, where they were being housed while in Polk County’s custody, since Feb. 9 with two other teens from other counties, who were also located safely on Tuesday. 

Emily Garcia had also gone missing from the Buncombe County facility on Jan. 30, but was found the next evening in Polk County. 

Polk County officials are still searching for another teenager in their custody, Kaden Chance Jobe, age 17. Jobe went missing from an Avery County facility on Jan. 31 and has still not been located. 

Jobe is 5’9” tall, has light brown hair and blue eyes and was last seen in Crossnore. Jobe has family and friends in Polk County, as well as Spartanburg and Cherokee counties in South Carolina and in Cleveland, Ga. 

All three teens are in Polk County’s DSS custody and were being housed outside the county. 

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Jobe is urged to the Polk County DSS at 828-894-2100 during business hours or the Polk County Communication Center at 828-894-0188 after hours.