Missing Lexington teenager found safe in Tennessee


After being missing for three days, the parents of a Lexington teenager say he has been found safe in Tennessee.

They say Broghan Lorentz, 17, was found Saturday morning in Knoxville. His parents say he called them from a Greyhound bus station there.

Broghan's parents say he is now waiting with police until they can get to Knoxville to pick him up.

Officials say Broghan left his home on Lauderdale Drive near Veterans Park late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. Family members say Broghan has Tourette's and a frontal lobe disorder, which they say impacts his decision-making.

"He has good manners, he doesn't know a stranger," said Anitra Jump, Broghan's mother. "But he also doesn't know when he'd be in a dangerous situation."

More than 40 police recruits spread out in the area near Veterans Park on Friday afternoon searching for Lorentz. Police also searched from their helicopter in the air.

Volunteers also spent much of Saturday morning searching, until the news came that Broghan had been found safe.

A candlelight vigil had been scheduled for Broghan Sunday afternoon at 4 in front of Veterans Park Elementary School. However, organizers said it would turn into a "welcome home" party if he was found safe.

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