Ohio police say the search for two 15-year-old escaped girls ended with a safe return after they were found in California and the other died tragically in Nevada.
The deceased girl was identified as Kathryn McGuire.
Painesville police have been searching for him and his friend, Haylie Vance, since Thanksgiving.
In a Facebook post on Saturday, police said they reported “great sadness” over Kathryn’s death.
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Police said they were notified that Kathryn had been taken to Dignity Health Saint Rose Hospital in Henderson, Nevada, last Tuesday and that he had been “declared dead at the hospital.”
According to the entry, Haylie was found safe on December 4 by police at the Long Beach Police Station in California.
He added that Haylie had confirmed to police that Kathryn and I had voluntarily left Ohio and were driven to California with a 19-year-old Painesville man, Aaron Larkin.
Larkin was in Nevada with Kathryn and was detained by the Henderson Police Department as he investigated his death, Painesville police said. He was not charged with a crime.
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It is not clear how Kathryn died.
WOIO-TV reported on Sunday that the Clark County coroner’s office said the cause of the girl’s death would not be made public until Monday.
Kathryn’s mother kept friends up to date on her search for her daughter and Haylie on social media, but hasn’t posted updates since Dec. 3, the station reported.
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According to the jobs, he asked Kathryn to come home, according to the station. She also expressed concern about her daughter’s heart disease.