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Missing Suicidal Teen Couple Located in Thousand Oaks [UPDATED]

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The teens have been found. Update below.

Authorities in Thousand Oaks are continuing to search for two missing teens who may be suicidal.

The pair, 13-year-old Nicholas Marino and his girlfriend, 14-year-old Kaylee Rebert, were first reported missing at around 1 a.m. Thursday, according to the Ventura County Star. They were both last seen at their own family homes.

A physical search was launched Thursday for the teens, however Friday authorities have opted to take a different approach, as the effort to locate the youngsters turns to possible leads afforded by speaking with relatives, friends, and people on social media.

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Marino and Rebert most likely ran away, say authorities, and no foul play is suspected in their disappearance. Today detectives have labeled the situation an “at-risk missing runaway case.”

Unspecified indications uncovered by investigators led police to believe the pair may wish to commit suicide.

According to CBS2, both teens left notes at home for their parents.

Their parents, in turn, pleaded publicly for their children to be safe and come home, reports ABC7:

"I want you to know that we love you and miss you and you're a huge part of our family," Chris Marino, Nicholas' mom said. "Please make good decisions. Please call us or contact us if you can." "Kaylee we love you and miss you and we've never been so concerned for your safety," Don Rebert, Kaylee's father said.

UPDATE 3:50 PM: Marino and Rebert have been located. The Ventura County Sheriff's Office reports:
They were located in Thousand Oaks. A citizen reported seeing the missing teens. Shortly after 3:00 p.m. deputies found the teens. When they were found, they were not in any danger. At this time there is no crime associated with this incident. The investigation is continuing.