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Milton-Freewater teens may have planned runaway

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MILTON-FREEWATER, Or. - The missing kids are being classified as runaways and some of the parents believe it may have been planned. At least three girls are believed to be together and two boys haven't been seen since last week, either.

The parents of the teens are just hoping they come home. Lee Taylor is the aunt of 15-year-old Shayla Tsosie. She said the three girls are best friends.

"They're all just beautiful and that's what terrifies me the most. They're smart, they're beautiful, they're a little on the wild side. It's one of the things we love about them the most. Their personalities," said Taylor.

"They're almost the same height, the same body type. And the three of them are pretty. What scares me is like what if they get into the hands of somebody that is perverted or something," said 15-year-old Rosalinda Ruiz' mother, Monica.

The girls either left behind their cell phones or have them turned off and all three of their Facebook pages were deactivated before they left. 

The families are using social media to try to gather clues but speculation and rumors are running rampant.

 "A lot of it we've been getting through Facebook so we're trying to ask friends and see if people knew them here and saw them there," said Shayla's father, Aaron Tsosie.

"Driving street by street, knocking on doors, asking questions everywhere. Getting clues and ideas but her best friends are Shayla and Leslie and they're missing too. I don't know what else to do," Ruiz said.

"If they're scared at this point, I don't want them to be afraid to come home. And I've told each of them that I love them because I see each of them as my daughters," said Tsosie.

Milton-Freewater's police chief said they've done all they can do for a runaway case and more. However, if you have any information about the teens' whereabouts you are asked to contact authorities.

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