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Missing Orcutt teen found safe, family says

Posted at 10:37 PM, Jun 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-25 01:50:42-04

(UPDATE 10:36 p.m.) – An Orcutt teen reported missing last week has been found safe, according to a Facebook page dedicated to his safe return.

Shortly after 10 p.m. Monday, a post on the “Help Find Peter Guilford Dwyer IV” page stated he was found and is safe with family. The page is reportedly run by Dwyer’s family and Cal Advocates for the Missing.

Kelly Hoover with the Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office said she was unable to confirm the information but did say it was a private family matter and he is technically still a missing person.

The Facebook post said the page would be taken down soon since the teen is a minor and has been found.


(ORIGINAL STORY) – An Orcutt teen reportedly missing since last week is believed to be safe, according to the sheriff’s office.

Santa Barbara County Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Kelly Hoover said Monday that while they do not know exactly where Peter Dwyer IV is, they believe he is safe.

The 17-year-old was reported missing by his family on June 16.

He was reportedly last seen at approximately 8 a.m. on Thursday, June 13 when he left to attend a class at Allan Hancock College in Santa Maria.

On Saturday, a relative reportedly found Dwyer’s vehicle in the college’s parking lot and the keys were next to the car.

Sheriff’s officials say Dwyer also did not show up for work, which is reportedly uncharacteristic of him, and he has not been in touch with his employer or family members.

Anyone with information about Dwyer’s whereabouts is asked to call the sheriff’s Santa Maria sub-station at (805) 934-6150. To leave an anonymous tip, call (805) 681-4171 or visit the sheriff’s website.