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Amber Alert issued for missing 15-year-old girl in southeast Washington

UPDATED: Thu., Dec. 9, 2021

Idaho State Police have issued an Amber Alert concerning a missing 15-year-old girl believed to be in the rural parts of Columbia County near Starbuck or Waitsburg.

Police said the girl is with 36-year-old Jonathan Bowles, who may be armed and should be considered dangerous. The girl , who is from Lewiston, was last seen Friday at Lewiston High School, according to the Lewiston Police Department.

Bowles was described by police as a white male approximately 6-foot-2, 235 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. Bowles is said to have a scar on his right elbow and right forearm.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the Lewiston Police Department at 208-746-0171.

Editor’s note: This article was updated on Dec. 9, 2021 to remove the girl’s name and description because she has been located and because law enforcement believes she is a victim of sex crimes.

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