Three missing Parma teens found safe

Police: teens ran away from home

PARMA, Ohio - Parma police confirmed to NewsChannel5 Wednesday evening that the three missing teens have been found.

Cheyenne Pepera, 13, Erica Kephart, 13, and Rachel Zarins, 14, were last seen around 5:30 p.m. in the area of 6200 block of Merkle Avenue in Parma.

According to police, the teens were found Wednesday on the near west side of Cleveland, after running away from their homes on September 25.

Police said all three girls are healthy and have been reunited with their families after more than four hours of police debriefing.

Police do not suspect foul play in the teens' disappearance.

Parma detective Tom Conner said none of the girls have a history of running away and they have not been reported missing in the past. None of the families reported any fight before the girls disappeared and it was reported the three only had a few dollars on them.

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