Oregon State Police searching for endangered teen

LAKEVIEW, Oregon (OSP) - KENNETH D. TURKLE, age 42, from Lakeview, is wanted on an outstanding arrest warrant for 3 counts of Sex Abuse in the Third Degree and 3 counts of Contributing to the Sexual Delinquency of a Minor.

TURKLE, who worked for Lake County Sheriff's Office for over 10 years, resigned a week ago while he was under investigation by OSP Criminal Investigations Division detectives with the assistance of the Lake County District Attorney's Office. TURKLE is described as a white male, 5'8", 180 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes.

On Friday, April 11, 2014, OSP detectives contacted TURKLE after receiving information that MARRIAH F. ANDREWS, age 17, from Lakeview, was reported missing by her family. ANDREWS was last seen Friday morning in the Grants Pass area where she was staying with a friend and reportedly left with an adult male who was later identified as TURKLE. ANDREWS allegedly was involved in a recent sexual relationship with TURKLE. She is described as a white female, 5'4", 130 lbs, with blonde hair, blue eyes and a pierced nose.

When detectives contacted TURKLE, they were told he did not know where ANDREWS was. Since that contact, detectives can't find TURKLE or ANDREWS. Both of TURKLE's vehicles are accounted for and there is no information regarding an associated vehicle that may help find ANDREWS and/or TURKLE. Warrants were issued Saturday for his arrest.

Anyone with information to help find ANDREWS and/or TURKLE is asked to contact OSP Southern Command Center dispatch at (541) 947-2267.

Photographs of both individuals are provided with this release.