Authorities searching for two missing Iowa teens

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Elizabeth Rogers, 14 (left), and Rylea Ostrander, 13, were reported missing on January 7, 2021, by the Clinton County Sheriff's Office and the Jones County Sheriff's Office.

Elizabeth Rogers, 14 (left), and Rylea Ostrander, 13, were reported missing on January 7, 2021, by the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and the Jones County Sheriff’s Office.

UPDATE: The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office has released more information about the search for the missing teens that were found safe.

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office, Jones County Sheriff’s Office and the Lost Nation Fire Department searched during the night and into the following morning for the missing teens.

Around 10 a.m. on Friday, the two teens were found safe by the Illinois State Police and they were transported home.

While an investigation continues, preliminary information indicate there was no foul play or criminal activity in the case of the missing teens.

The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Jones County Sheriff’s Office, Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations, Lost Nation Fire Department, Iowa State Patrol, and the Illinois State Police.

EARLIER UPDATE: The two missing teens have been found safe, according to the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office.

EARLIER UPDATE: The Clinton County Sheriff’s Office and the Jones County Sheriff’s Office are searching for two teens that were reported missing on Thursday and are asking for help from the public for any information about thier whereabouts.

Just after 6 p.m., the Clinton County deputies responded to the Lost Nation area about a report of two missing juvenile females, identified as:


  • Elizabeth Rogers, 14, was last seen wearing a black and camouflage hooded sweatshirt and tight blue or black jeans. She is a white female, approximately 5-foot-5, 150 pounds, with blond hair with red tint and blue eyes.

  • Rylea Ostrander, 13, was last seen wearing a gray jacket and blue pants. She is a white female, 5-foot-5, 120 pounds, with short blond hair and hazel eyes.

If you have any information about the missing teens, please contact the Clinton County Sheriff’s Office at (563) 242-9211 option 0.

Assisting agencies are the Jones County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa Department of Criminal Investigations.

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