FBI assists in search for two teens missing from Elkton

Two male teenagers who disappeared from the Elkton area under suspicious circumstances last week remain missing, and the FBI is now offering a $5,000 reward for tips in the search.

The teens, 16-year-old Jesse Veasey Jr. and 19-year-old Ricardo Eugene Levenberry, were last seen Aug. 18 and Aug. 19, respectively, both in the Hollingsworth Manor neighborhood. Police have said both were seen willingly getting into the same Chevrolet vehicle and have not been heard from since.

Lt. Joseph Zurolo, an Elkton police spokesman, said the occupants of the vehicle have been located and interviewed, but gave investigators "nothing to indicate any felonious activity."

"When they last left the boys, they dropped them off in Elkton and they were safe and sound," Zurolo said.

Zurolo said police have received many tips but the circumstances of the teens' disappearance remains unclear. The missing teens knew each other, though Zurolo declined to elaborate. The FBI said Ricardo's cell phone was shut off around the time he was last seen.

Levenberry, who is black, stands about 5-feet-10-inches tall and weighs about 155 pounds, was last seen wearing gray sweat pants, a purple Armani Exchange shirt that had the letters "AE" on the front, and green shoes.

Veasey is white, stands about 5-feet-7-inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and blue jeans.

Anyone with information was asked to call the FBI's Baltimore division at 410-265-8080, or the Elkton Police Department at 410-398-4200.


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