Mystery after missing teenagers Sitlalli Avelar, 17, and Kamryn Meyers, 15, found dead and cops say ‘foul play’ suspected
THE bodies of two missing teenage girls who went missing earlier this month have been found in a pool of water.
Sitlalli Avelar, 17, and Kamryn Meyers, 15, were found dead by a dog walker in Mesa, Arizona, on Saturday.
Both disappeared from their residential group in the city on January 7th.
The dog walker, who called police, told officers he thought a body was a mannequin, officials said.
After they called 911, the second missing girl was found dead 10 feet away.
The bodies of both teenagers appear to have been in the water for some time, police said.
Officials are now investigating their mysterious deaths and are telling local outlets they are determined to find out what happened to the girls.
Foul play is suspected, sources told AZ Family.
Mesa Police Det. Richard Encinas told Fox10, “We take every case like this very seriously.
“What happened? I mean, that’s our number one goal, to find out what happened.”
Encinas said detectives worked “nonstop” to solve the case.
A cause of death was not determined.
He added: “We are not waiting for a coroner’s report to guide us in any direction.
“Our investigators have been on it non-stop since it happened.”
A lawyer for the girls’ group home said both teenagers had a history of leaving the room.
State law dictates that workers at the center cannot force children to stay there, added attorney Brad Miller.
He said staff tried to prevent the girls from leaving the house on January 6.
And they notified authorities when Sitlalli and Kamryn didn’t return, Miller added.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/7228837/missing-teens-sitlalli-avelar-kamryn-meyers-dead/ Mystery after missing teenagers Sitlalli Avelar, 17, and Kamryn Meyers, 15, found dead and cops say ‘foul play’ suspected