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Missing Parkersburg, WV teens found in Virginia Beach following shoplifting arrest

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Joseph Eklund and Megan Ellison have been found in Virginia Beach. Joseph Eklund and Megan Ellison have been found in Virginia Beach.
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Two teens reported missing in Parkersburg, WV have been found in Virginia Beach, VA.

According to the Parkersburg Police Dept. website, Megan Ellison and Joseph Eklund are both in custody following a shoplifting incident in Virginia Beach.   Parkersburg police were searching for Eklund on grand larceny and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

According to criminal complaints filed in Wood County, WV, Eklund left Parkersburg in a 2007 black Hyundai belonging to his grandmother.  The complaint says Eklund did not have permission to take the vehicle and hasn't returned it. 

Another criminal complaint states that after taking the Hyundai, Eklund picked up Ellison.  Ellison was last seen on Sept. 10 at her home.  Her parents are working with Virginia Beach authorities to bring her back to West Virginia.

Eklund is expected to be extradited to West Virginia following court proceedings in VA.