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Update: Missing Biloxi teen found

JR Foster was last seen about 5 a.m. Tuesday. ‘We believe he’s a runaway,’ Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said.
JR Foster was last seen about 5 a.m. Tuesday. ‘We believe he’s a runaway,’ Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said.

A 16-year-old who disappeared Tuesday after leaving his parents’ home for a morning run has been found safe.

JR Foster was found on Davis Avenue in Pass Christian about 8 p.m. Tuesday, said Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson.

Foster, believed to be a member of the Biloxi High School track team, was last seen about 5 a.m. as he left his house on Stephen Earl Drive. The road, which has a Vancleave address, runs into the east side of Harrison County.

Peterson said the teen was believed to be a runaway. Sheriff’s investigators were interviewing him Tuesday night before returning him to his parents.

Deputies began searching the area before 6 a.m. and had a helicopter standing by, Peterson said.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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