The chilling map shows the location where two missing teenage girls, 15 and 17, were found dead as the bodies’ eerie location was revealed
TWO teenagers have been found dead just feet apart and eerily close to the Arizona group home where they were staying over the weekend.
Sitlalli Avelar, 17, and Kamryn Meyers, 15, were found dead in a water retention pond near the Superstitions Springs Center in Mesa, authorities said Saturday night.
Before their deaths, they lived in a group home run by the Powerhouse Youth Facility – less than a mile from where their bodies were found.
Her cause of death was not released, but police suspect foul play.
The girls were found by a dog walker, who told police he believed a body was a mannequin, according to officials.
After calling 911, the second body was found about 10 years – 30 feet – away.
Police say the bodies appeared to have been in the water for some time before they were found.
According to AZ Family, Avelar and Meyers were reportedly listed as runaways from the group home on Jan. 7.
Both have left group homes in the past, Brad Miller, an attorney for Powerhouse Youth Facility, told the outlet.
Miller claimed the two girls were overheard talking about leaving the home on January 6 and staff tried to persuade them to stay.
However, Miller said the girls still left the next day.
Because it is a government facility, staff cannot by law force children to stay.
The lawyer also claimed that when the youths failed to return, staff at the group home notified local authorities and met with police on January 10.
Mesa Police Det. Richard Encinas told Fox10 that the department takes the investigation “extremely seriously.”
“Most of us have kids, most of us have teenagers, around that age, so we’re definitely feeling the effects of that,” he said.
“What happened? I mean, that’s our number one goal, finding out what happened,” he continued.
“Our investigators have not stopped working on this case since Saturday.”
While the coroner’s report could take time, Encinas insisted he would not delay the inquest.
“We’re not waiting for a coroner’s report to steer us in a direction,” he said.
“Our investigators have been on it non-stop since it happened.”
Encinas later confirmed to The US Sun that authorities are working to create a timeline that will result in the two girls’ deaths.
However, he warned that they might not have a full picture until the coroner’s report is released.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/7235277/chilling-map-shows-missing-teens-found-dead/ The chilling map shows the location where two missing teenage girls, 15 and 17, were found dead as the bodies’ eerie location was revealed