MT. PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) — Mt. Pleasant police say two missing boys have been located and are safe.
According to police, Avery Lites, 15, and Vance Powers, 16, were last seen Sunday, November 13 around 1:00 a.m. At the time of their disappearance, police believed they were possibly traveling together in a 2008 Ford Expedition.
Both boys were found safe on Sunday, November 21. Police have not disclosed where or how the boys were found.
Their mothers spoke during a vigil on Saturday, urging parents to talk with their children.
Authorities said foul play was not suspected.
Peter David Brown, attorney for The Lites Family, has been authorized to make the following statement:
The family of Avery Lites wishes to express their deepest gratitude and most sincere appreciation to the following groups for their tireless efforts in locating their son:
The Mt. Pleasant Police Department, especially Detective Sergeant Matt Salata and Detective David Ivey, and
The First United Methodist Church of the Isle of Palms, and
The parents and members of the Wando ROTC, and
The numerous members of the community who shared information via social media posts in an effort to develop leads.
Their combined efforts, prayers and sharing of information, along with the amazing outpouring of support from the community resulted in the safe return of the boys.
The Lites family asks for continued support as the healing continues through the Holiday Season.
Thank you again for the wonderful gift of your support, friendship and prayers.
The Lites Family.