17-year-old Ore. girl found safe Sunday afternoon

UPDATE: April 13, 2014 5:05 p.m.

Oregon State Police say a missing 17-year-old girl from Lakeview, Oregon has been found safe.

According to detectives, Marriah Andrews contacted police in Lakeview Sunday afternoon. She was not harmed.

Her family has been notified. Local law enforcement agencies have been searching for her since Friday when she was reported missing.


LAKEVIEW, Ore. - A former Lake County sheriff's deputy who was wanted in connection with an investigation into an alleged sexual relationship with a missing 17-year-old Lakeview girl turned himself in Sunday.

Oregon State Police said Kenneth Turkle, 42, was wanted on an outstanding warrant for three counts of third-degree sex abuse and three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Police are still looking for 17-year-old Marriah Andrews, who was reportedly last seen leaving the Grants Pass area with Turkle.

Turkle, who was a deputy for more than 10 years, resigned a week ago amid an investigation by OSP detectives.

Andrews has blonde hair, blue eyes, and a pierced nose. She is 5-foot-4 and weighs 130 pounds.

If you have any information, call the Oregon State Police at (541) 947-2267.