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Missing Alabama teen believed to be in west Houston found safe

John Carter Kean
John Carter Kean (KPRC2)

HOUSTON – An Alabama teen who was believed to be in danger after he left home two weeks ago has been found safe.

Authorities said the 16-year-old may have been in west Houston and believe he was lured to Texas through a gaming app.

John Carter Kean, 16, was last seen in Fairhope, Alabama, on July 20. He was last seen at his mother’s home, and she woke up to a note that said, "I'm leaving for New York."

Kean was spotted at a Greyhound bus stop in Mobile, Alabama. Surveillance cameras captured the teen at the ticket counter wearing a NASA sweater and a beanie and carrying luggage. Kean said an employee recognized the teen and said he bought a ticket to Houston.

Kean was found safe Saturday afternoon, officials confirmed. No other details were released on where he was found but that it was a "dynamic situation," officials said.


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