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Families of missing teens seek help

UPDATE: Briana Garcia-Vachon and Feliciano Garcia were safely located the afternoon of April 2.


The families of two Merced teens are asking for the public's help in finding them. Feliciano Garcia, 16, and Briana Garcia-Vachon, 12, were last seen near Hoover Junior High School around 6 a.m. Friday, according to Merced Police Officer Ben Dalia.

Garcia, who is 5-foot-10, weighs approximately 115 pounds and has a shaved head, was wearing a light green hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans, his family said. Garcia-Vachon is 5-foot-1, weighs about 95 pounds, and has shoulder-length brown hair. She was last seen wearing a dark sweatshirt and jeans.

Garcia has a cell phone, but attempts to reach him have been unsuccessful, his family said.

Anyone with information about the teens or their location can contact the Merced Police Department at (209) 385-8880.

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