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Teen runaway found

Montesano, WA – The search for a juvenile runaway ended on Wednesday after the teen was found.

The Grays Harbor Sheriff’s Office released a request for information Wednesday on 15-year-old Jacques Kowacki.

The teen had been last seen Wednesday morning around 8 am walking south on Highway 101 from the Humptulips Grocery.

They said that Jacques was youth at risk with a history of “assaultive behavior” and is currently in the care and custody of Rights of Passage Northwest Wilderness Therapy of Shelton, WA. He had been seen last wearing a black fleece NorthFace pullover with a “Right of Passage” logo.

Concerns were that Jacques may be attempting to get back to Florida, where his mother currently resides.

The search was called off just after 9 pm on Wednesday after the teen was located.

Chief Criminal Deputy Brad Johansson thanked the public for their assistance.

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