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UPDATE: Missing teen found alive in Tishomingo County barn ?

Fourteen-year-old Jacob Monroe has been found alive after disappearing late Tuesday night.

Posted: Thu Dec 07 16:15:37 PST 2017
Updated: Thu Dec 07 16:15:37 PST 2017

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relieved tonight after their teenager was found unharmed after he disappeared for two cold nights. the 14-year-old was found just a short distance from his home this morning. wtva's rebecca butcher joins us with the latest. (rebecca) the sheriff tells me 14-year-old jacob monroe was in remarkably great condition after being gone over 24 hours.he was found here up in the attic of this barn. his family is i'm sure relieved to be able to hug him again. daugherty: "he had been basically playing a game with us all night. just trying to stay away from us." a game' which included multiple drones, k-9s from local counties, and a helicopter. sheriff john daughtery tells me jacob didn't find food or shoes as they suspected, but did have a blanket. the teen was found by a search crew in the barn around 9 after the sheriff walked through and missed him. daugherty: "i actually walked under him this morning about daylight, didn't realize he was in the attic. the first the search team missed him and the second coming behind them was able to find him." crews didn't call off the search till 2:30 thursday morning.the barn he was located on yards from his home. the sheriff says he was in remarkably good condition. what crews did find wednesday,were a pair of socks he used to spark a fire.plus his bike he came back that morning to get. his brother joshua tells me it's a cherished item. the boy's 18-year-old brother says it was a mix of emotions when they found him. i'm told jacob is homeschooled loves riding bicycles, playing games and has 6 siblings. the sheriff says this is his second time leaving home.and that his mother grateful. daugherty: "she was just extremely thankful that he's okay." the sheriff says jacob was shaking when found, and of course hungry. it's not clear why he left on his own.but treated and released to his family. they've got to be happy to have him back this close to christmas. live in tishomingo county, rebecca butcher wtva nine news. at
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