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2 teenage girls who went missing in South St. Louis are found safe in Utah

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13-year-old Lucy Hoelting and 14-year-old Grace Bosley went missing from South City on Sunday and were found in Utah on Tuesday. Credit: KMOV 13-year-old Lucy Hoelting and 14-year-old Grace Bosley went missing from South City on Sunday and were found in Utah on Tuesday. Credit: KMOV
SOUTH ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) -

Two teens who went missing in St. Louis were found safe in Green River, Utah Tuesday.

A relative is flying out to Utah to bring the two girls back home to St. Louis. The St. Louis Police Department announced they are jointly investigating the case with the FBI. The St. Louis Taxi Commission is also investigating to find what if any role one of their driver's may have played in this incident.

Police said the teens, 13-year-old Lucy Hoelting and 14-year-old Grace Bosley, told their parents they were going to a Superbowl party on Sunday, but that was not the case. 

"She is loved. She needs to come home. You're not in trouble. Just come home. I love you Gracie," says Matt Bosley, Grace's father before she was found safe on Tuesday.

Bosley said the nightmare began Sunday. 

"She told her mom she was going one place. Lucy told her dad she was going another place, they said they were going to a Superbowl party. Neighbors saw the girls get into a cab right before the game and that was the last time they were seen," he said.  

Bosley said a red flag popped up the Thursday before when he saw his daughter on FaceTime.

"I asked he who are you talking to? She said 'oh its my boyfriend Jeremy.' I didn't know she had a boyfriend. She says 'he lives in Las Vegas, we used to go to school together," says Bosley. 

Bosley looked up who her daughter had been talking to and said he discovered the person had no connections to St Louis, but did have ties to Chicago and Las Vegas.  Police in Utah say the girls hired someone to take drive them to Las Vegas.

"She had told her friends at school that she had planned on going to Las Vegas to meet up with this kid," said Bosley. 

Also missing, was $900 dollars from Grace's mother. 

"I think she got her self tangled up in something and maybe she just doesn't know what to do now," he said.

Leann Stocks works at the gas station in Green River and said she saw the girls get out of a cab.

Stocks talked with News 4 over the phone and said she first saw the teens on Monday when the girls left their phones at the gas station. The Emery County, Utah Sheriff's Office said they left their phones at the gas station so they couldn't be tracked to Las Vegas.

Stocks thought that was odd, so when she saw the girls come back Tuesday to get their phones, she asked if they needed help.

They told her, 'yes' and she called 911. Stocks said she then lent her phone and a coworkers phone to the girls so they could call their parents.

Many are thankful the two teens are now safe after they ended up nearly 1,200 miles away.

The person who drove the girls was questioned by police in Utah, but was allowed to return to St. Louis.

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