Kentucky teenager who vanished after stepmother was killed found in New Mexico
15-year-old Jenna Oakley was located in Tucumcari, New Mexico.
DANVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The search is over for a 15-year-old girl reported missing after her stepmother was found murdered.
According to investigators, the stepson of 52-year-old Rhonda D. Oakley returned to the family's home near Danville on Thursday afternoon to find Oakley dead in the basement.
“As the evening continued, we discovered that [Oakley’s] 2014 Honda Civic was missing from the residence and we were unable to find or locate her stepdaughter,” said Trooper Robert Purdy with Kentucky State Police.
15-year-old Jenna Oakley was considered missing and her picture was circulated all over the country.
Trooper Purdy says law enforcement in Tucumcari, New Mexico found the teenager on Saturday night about 1,100 miles from home in the parking lot of a Motel 6.
She was with her 20-year-old boyfriend, Kenneth R. Nigh of Arlington, Indiana.
Trooper Purdy says the two were in Rhonda Oakley’s stolen vehicle.
Nigh was arrested and is lodged in the Quay County Detention Center charged with one count of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor.
“There's a lot that we're gonna try to figure out to determine exactly what happened or why she was gone,” said Trooper Purdy. “At the end of the day, our main priority is figuring out what happened to Mrs. Oakley on Thursday afternoon."
The Boyle County Coroner is not saying how Rhonda Oakley died.
As for Jenna Oakley, she is still in New Mexico, but investigators will not say why.
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