SALT LAKE CITY — Surveillance photos appear to show two Spanish Fork teenagers who have been missing for nearly a week, but have not yet been located.
Elijah Seeley, 13, and Katiana Peterson, 14 were last seen on Saturday morning. Officials were concerned after seeing entries in Seeley’s diary that mentioned traveling to Mexico and dealing drugs as a way to support himself.
However, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office shared photos showing both Seeley and Peterson inside a convenience store in Salt Lake City at 4 a.m. Thursday.
The photo from the store near 1700 South Redwood Road shows Seeley in black pants, a black hoodie, a camouflage jacket and a brown beanie, while Peterson wore black pants, a black jacket and a red hoodie.
Seeley had cash on him when he left and didn’t take his phone, but officials believe he and Peterson have another phone with them.
“It was devastating,” said Cherri Seely, Elijah’s mother-in-law. “Nobody wants to pick up your child where you’re supposed to and they’re not there. I think it’s every parent’s worst nightmare not having your child where they’re supposed to be. “
Katiana’s father released a statement offering a $2,000 reward for information leading to Katiana Peterson’s safe return.
In Seeley’s diary, there was also a mention of a person named “Victor” in the diary, but authorities have yet to identify or locate this person.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the group is asked to contact the Utah County Sheriff’s Office or the Spanish Fork Police Department.