Urgent Search Underway for Missing Teens in Maryland


Crofton, Maryland - Maryland authorities are ramping up efforts to locate four teenagers who disappeared from a roller skating rink in Crofton. The Anne Arundel County Police Department is spearheading the search for the missing youths, who were last seen on Saturday, October 14, at the Skate Zone on Crain Highway, approximately 24 miles south of Baltimore.

The individuals in question have been identified as 13-year-old Braden "Kai" Heagy, 15-year-old Aiden Jones, 16-year-old Avery Pearson, and 13-year-old Fuzeah Alquthami. Police are expressing profound concern for their well-being and have broadened the scope of their investigation to include Baltimore, where the group might have ventured.

Investigations have revealed that the teens left the roller rink voluntarily and have not been spotted since. A concerned mother took to Facebook, sharing her belief that her son had voluntarily left and issued a heartfelt plea for his safe return.

Initially, five teenagers were reported missing, but there has been a positive development regarding one of them. Seventeen-year-old Benjamin Bundy, who was also reported missing, was located in Howard County, an affluent area near Baltimore. The circumstances surrounding his disappearance and subsequent discovery remain unclear.

Braden Heagy's mother, Padi Boyd, a NASA astrophysicist, used Facebook to convey her family's anguish, stating, "This year has been downright awful for my family, especially my younger son who has been struggling mightily with depression and substance use. On Saturday afternoon, he ran away with a group during an outing. It's been 48 hours now, so he is considered a critical missing juvenile. We are worried sick and desperately searching so we can bring him home and know he's safe. None of the kids have been heard from. Kai, if you see this, I love you, I miss you, we all do, please come home!"

Law enforcement is urging anyone with information on the whereabouts of these teenagers to contact the Anne Arundel County Police Missing Persons Unit at 410-222-4731.