Eighteen-year-old Jake Ziegler and his 17-year-old friend Ray Pierce have been missing since the 13th of October when the two had attended a party after a football game. The last time anyone had heard from them was when Ray Pierce texted his girlfriend after 2:00 a.m., that morning. It's been nearly two weeks and the two missing teens have not been seen or heard from since -- nor has there been any activity on their mobile phones or social networking accounts.
Did Jake Ziegler and Ray Pierce meet some kind of foul play the night they were last seen? Investigators have been searching relentlessly the entire time of the teens' disappearance, so it's really safe to say anything could have happened to them. They were reportedly heading to Myrtle Beach after the party but haven't been seen since. They could have run off the road while driving, only to be concealed by vegetation. They could have been carjacked by criminals and taken to who-knows-where. There are just so many possibilities in the disappearance of these two young men.
So far, several rural roads have been searched by investigators to no result, and hope is dwindling in this case having a positive outcome. Will Jake and Ray be found safely?
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