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UPDATE 2: Runaway teens found safe, charges pending
Runaway teens (from left) Natalie Deese, Kayla Woods and David Stogner have all been found safe.
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Person of Interest: William Varnadore


The Kershaw County Sheriff's Office (KCSO) reported early Wednesday morning that three teenagers considered runaways have been located and are safe. KCSO Capt. Steve Knafelc said the teens were found in York County around midnight after originally being reported to be in the Myrtle Beach area. All of the teens are 15 years of age.

Teenage girls Natalie Karen Alexis Deese and Kayla Gail Woods were last seen on Sunday at one of their Kershaw-area homes and were thought to be in the company of an older male person of interest, William Arthur Vanadore, 27. Fifteen-year-old David Stogner was also last seen on Sunday outside his home, reportedly getting into Varnadore's silver 2000 Mitsubishi Eclipse. Investigators said they have wanted to speak with Varnadore about the runaway teens, and have now charged him with three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Knafelc said while the teens are safe, the investigation into their running away is still under investigation, is considered a criminal case and that further charges may be pending.