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August 29, 2012

Nationwide search on for missing Avon teens

AVON — Family, friends, and police are all looking for two Avon teens — Jordan Webb, 16, and Levi “David” Briggs, 15 — who are believed to have left voluntarily early Aug. 25 in Webb’s father’s car.

The vehicle — a 2006 black C350 Mercedes with Indiana license plates numbered 32R14 — has yet to be located. Neither of the boys has a driver’s license.

Susan Webb, Jordan’s mother, issued an impassioned message for the boys.

“We love them more than anything,” she said. “We just want their safe return. I want them to know there’s nothing they can’t come home over.”

David’s parents, Paul and Janice Briggs, said, “We pray for their safety and well-being. We want you back, David, and want to fight side by side for your future and good hope and ask for our friends’ prayers and any information that will help us provide for David and Jordan’s safety, well-being, and safe return.”

Susan Webb, along with Jordan’s sister, Jennifer Hurtubise, said Jordan is a very accomplished hiker and backpacker. They said he left behind a letter saying that he knew his leaving was “bizarre,” but assuring them that he and Briggs planned to settle somewhere for a lengthy period of time.

Janice Briggs says anonymous tipsters have led them to believe that the boys have either gone to Colorado or New York, with a potential pit stop in Tennessee as they met hikers hailing from there on spring break.

“David told one of his closest friends New York, and he’s told that to other people too,” Janice said. “He seemed to have a wonderful attitude. We were getting along very well. We just had our oldest son go away to college and we really wanted to focus on David and his younger brother and spending a lot of time with their lives.”

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