Crime Stoppers of Olympia and Thurston County is asking the public for help in finding two teenagers.
Sydney Miller and her boyfriend, Chipah James, both age 15, were last seen Jan. 29. Miller had left her Yelm-area home with no shoes, no extra clothes and no cellphone. The teens are believed to be in the Lacey area, according to a Facebook page titled Help Find Sydney Miller.
“Police at this time are treating this as two kids who ran away together,” the Facebook post reads. “Sydney is an achiever in school, she is bright and bubbly and very close with her mom and sister. Sydney would not be gone this long and not contact her family.”
Miller is a student at Yelm High School, said Kayla Stills, her 21-year-old sister. Stills provided photos taken Sunday morning at a Shell gas station in Elma that show Chipah James as well as a red Ford Ranger pickup he may be driving. Stills said her family had been notified that someone had attempted to use Miller’s debit card at the gas station, located at 305 S. Third St.
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Anyone with information can call 800-222-8477 or text anonymously to “CRIMES” with the keyword “OTCTIP.” Crime Stoppers will pay up to a $1,000 reward.