Missing teens Jake Ziegler and Ray Pierce have been missing now for two weeks, and there doesn't appear to be any positive investigative updates in their case. The two were last seen at a party after a ballgame, but were believed to be heading to Myrtle Beach. However, it doesn't seem that they ever arrived, and they haven't been seen since.
As stated in this earlier Gather News article, the last contact that was had with either of these two missing young men was a text sent from Ray Pierce to his girlfriend. There has been no activity since then, so naturally their loved ones are extremely worried.
With it now being officially two weeks since their disappearance, the statistical likelihood of finding either one of them is significantly smaller than the early days of this case. It's a well known fact that the first 48 to 72 hours of a missing persons case are the most vital. Fourteen days of two teens being missing with absolutely no contact with loved ones is indicative of a possibility that there may not be a happy ending in this search.
The search for Jake Ziegler and his friend is continuing on this 14th day of their disappearance, but no reports have shared any positive updates. No items of interest have been reported lately, so that is even worse news in the search for these two young men. Hopefully this trend doesn't last long and evidence comes to light so their loved ones can have some closure and relief.
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