Missing Independence Teen Found in Oelwein

beebeA teen reported missing from Independence was found Wednesday night.

Independence Police say they discovered 13-year old James Beebe was hiding out in Oelwein. After speaking with his friends, classmates and family, they determined the teen was refusing to return home. Authorities say Beebe had been in contact with several classmates through social media, sending photos and text messages.

Police say Beebe is safe and has been reunited with his family.

(photo courtesy of Independence Police)